What Jesus Did! 'Affirming Her Faith to Give Her Peace' — Luke 8:44-48

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped. "Who touched me?" Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, "Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you." But Jesus said, "Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me." 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. "Daughter," he said to her, "your faith has made you well. Go in peace."
— Luke 8:44-48 NLT

Key Thought

This woman came for healing. She received much more than that. Jesus refused to allow the woman to receive an anonymous miracle. Instead, he had her come forward and then praised her faith and dismissed her to live in peace. She was not only healed; she was praised! In her fear, she ventured out in faith and received a double blessing.

Today's Prayer

O LORD God, my Abba Father, may my faith be as bold and as unrelenting as this woman's faith. Stir me to courage and action. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 21:21
  • Luke 7:4-9
  • Mark 6:5

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Sunday, May 26, 2019

A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"I love you, LORD; you are my strength."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe."
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"The news [of Tabitha's being raised from the dead] spread through the whole town, and many believed in the Lord. And Peter stayed a long time in..."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, transformer of my life, Lord God, I thank you for your Spirit, for the Lord, and for the freedom I have in them. Thank you that I, with...."

Illustration

Illustration of Luke 8:44-48 NLT — "your faith has made you well. Go in peace."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.