What Jesus Did! 'Trust Beyond Hanging onto Threads' — Mark 5:27-29

Sunday, March 31, 2024

[The woman who had constant bleeding for twelve years] had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. For she thought to herself, "If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed." Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.
— Mark 5:27-29 NLT

Key Thought

Faith is an amazing thing! Jesus said that faith the size of a mustard seed could move a mountain. This woman's faith moved more than that. All she had was a "hem of the garment" sized faith, but it was more than enough. If you struggle with believing, remember that a little faith is a great start. Now act on it. Don't let it sit there and wither, but reach for the "hem of the garment" and begin there. God will grow your faith as you go!

Today's Prayer

Father God, please help the following people that I know are struggling with fully believing in Jesus... Please, dear God, use me and others in your family of faith to encourage them to step out on what faith they do have and let you grow it from there. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 17:20
  • Mark 10:27
  • Ephesians 3:20-21

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Illustration of Mark 5:27-29 NLT — "If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed."

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.