Luke 13:11 “And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.”
By Weights, heavy handed,
so bend we…with Age.
Our mental and physical
statures thus yielding.
Reflecting the pressures
of this fallen world
so increasingly harder to
walk — it’s become.
But THY WORD speaks of one
who stretched upwards to THEE!
Yea, insistent she grasp YOUR
robes’ hem in her hand!
Convinced YOUR Authority
would “unbend” her,
so she clung to that fabric
with zealous resolve!
Then healed in Love’s instant,
YOU blessed her heart’s cry;
outpouring YOUR virtue with
As such, so come we on our
knees. thus expectant!
Un-weight us, LORD JESUS
we pray; “Make us whole!”
As HIServant ever clutching HIS WORD
Devotional: Luke 13:12-13 “But when JESUS saw her, HE called her to HIM and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” 13 And HE laid HIS hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified GOD.”
Then we have the account of Mark 5:25 where the woman with the issue of blood for twelve years STRETCHES out to CHRIST’s robe and she is instantly healed as well.
Notice in one case, the woman couldn’t even raise herself up. CHRIST goes to and touches her with perfect healing!
Then, In this other case, a woman who has only experienced the failure of man’s medicines, presses through in faith to touch JESUS.
Both are granted that healing I know many of us would love to instantly feel right now! But don’t miss the time frames GOD intentionally puts into the verses.
12 years with a blood disorder and 18 years bound by spirit of infirmity. That’s a total of 30 years of combined waiting under the weight of disabling pains and pressures.
So! I’m reminded often in my own infirmities that GOD has a sovereign time for everything.
I had seizures for years after a head injury. My sense of taste and smell were gone for over 20 years before HE came to and healed me.
These physical often unspoken weights, as my point, sometimes are left to remain…waiting on another soul thread of GOD’s…to witness the healing and finally believe in JESUS!
So your prayers, waiting for restoration, are not lifted in vain, oh Self! HE DOES hear and HE will restore all, rewarding us for all we’ve had to endure.
As such, let us both press in to as well as wait upon…THE LORD!
Amen and amen!