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The Healing Touch

He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease."  Mark 5:34 NRSV

The unexpected news brought us to our knees.

A dear friend was in the hospital and in serious condition. Her diagnosis came quickly after a brief respiratory illness. She had been healthy just weeks before the diagnosis. The prognosis was not good. Family and friends gathered and waited for the latest news from doctors. We asked the Lord to provide healing if that was His will. We wanted to comfort the family. Prayer was the best path we could offer.

Tears flowed as we prayed for God’s peace for this special person and her spouse, children, and other family members. We could hear the heartbreaking sobbing coming from the hospital room. We waited, knowing that through the grief and sorrow, God was working His plan. God is with us.

Mark shares the story of a woman who had a bleeding condition for over twelve years. Her faith was strong. She knew healing would come if she could touch the hem of Jesus’ garment. She pushed through crowds to be closer to Him. Her faith was powerful, and Jesus healed her.

As we listened to the news about our dear friend, we prayed and found comfort in knowing healing would come either on this earth or in heaven.

In times of trouble, we can find assurance by going to God in prayer and seeking the peace only He can provide.

Take your troubles to the Healer.

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Melissa Henderson

Award winning author Melissa Henderson writes inspirational messages, sometimes laced with a bit of humor. With stories in books, magazines, devotionals, and more, Melissa hopes to encourage readers. Melissa is the author of Licky the Lizard. Her passions are helping in the community and at church. Melissa is an elder, deacon, and Stephen Minister. Follow Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and at http://www.melissaghenderson.com.