Rhythms of Grace – Weekly Devotional


Mark 5:27-28 NKJV “When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.””

Are you Perhaps facing an impossible situation in your life?

In the natural, the future looks dismal and there appears to be no reason to hope. If that is you, I encourage you to believe that you too can experience the kind of breakthrough this woman experienced.

Imagine her condition went from bad to worse no matter what she tried. Most of us would have given up, but what gave her the courage to hope again?

The secret to her faith can be found in these five words: “She had heard about Jesus.”

And whatever she heard imparted a sense of Bible hope and confidence in her, this gave her a boldness and tenacity to risk everything to touch the hem of His garment. She knew well the religious laws concerning unclean persons such as herself meant, she could be subject to public humiliation and even death. Clearly she had no doubt in her heart that she would be completely healed when she touched the hem of His garment.

I’m pretty sure she must have heard story after story of how Jesus healed the sick everywhere He went, how good and gracious He was even to the unclean lepers or the down-and-out who came to Him. What she heard about Jesus produced in her a positive, confident expectation of good, which we can see in what she declared: “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” This was Faith in Action.

Faith defined in God’s Word is; “the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen” (Hebrews 11:1, NLT). In other words, the hope that she had in the goodness of Jesus became faith, and this faith gave her the boldness to press through the crowd and receive her healing from Jesus.

What are you hearing about Jesus? The more you hear about His goodness and grace, the more faith will arise in you to receive your breakthrough or miracle.

(adapted from a teaching by Joseph Prince, read the whole story in Mark 5:25-34)