Posted by: TLC Fellowship | January 29, 2013

Healed and Whole

By Pastor Chandra Hill, Pastor of Congregational Life & Women’s Ministries at TLC Fellowship

43 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding,and she could find no cure. 44 Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.” 46 But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” 47 When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. 48 “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” ~ Luke 8:43-48

Recently, I have been doing a lot of thinking and soul searching. As I reflect on the different areas of my life that God has shown Himself mighty and strong, I can’t help but to be grateful. There have been many days when I was sick, physically and spiritually, but God healed me. But in the healing, I had to ask myself, “Did I allow Him to make me whole?” What I realized is that many times I would stay still just long enough for the healing but not long enough to be made whole. I wouldn’t be still long enough to get what I needed to be completely better. I am guilty of visiting the doctor for a cold or for sinus problems and expecting an immediate fix. My symptoms are so bothersome that I want to be relieved of the symptoms but I am not concerned about the root cause of the matter. I don’t realize in that moment of my suffering that if I allow the treatment of the cause and not just the symptoms, I can be made whole of that issue.

The woman with the issue of blood understood that she needed something in addition to a healing; she needed to be made whole. She pressed her way until she received her healing and her wholeness. She had no more pain and her issue was dried up. There have been times that I have been so distracted by my pain that I just want relief with no thought of the root of the issue. I am so glad that Jesus is the Great Physician and that He knows how to treat symptoms and root causes so that I am healed and whole!

Prayer: Father, I thank you for being God in my life and the God of my life. Thank you for your healing power and for your grace that sustains me. I thank you for healing me and making me whole. Thank you Lord that you see what I don’t see…the root cause of my physical illness and my sin issues and because you see them, you know what to prescribe just for me. I bless your name, oh most high God! In Jesus name I pray! Amen.

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