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My stinkin thoughts get in the way.

Good Morning! Reading Mark 5:24-34 , I am forced to focus on my own thoughts and, whether or not, they help me or hinder me. This woman, having been sick for twelve long years, having spent all of her money seeking healing, was at her wits end. Have you ever been at your wits end? Lord knows, I have. One day, she hears that Jesus is passing through and she had an incredible, faith- filled thought. "If I just touch His clothes, I will be healed." Now, for me, it's easy to have faith filled thoughts, until.....I see what it's going to take to maintain that faith. There was " a crowd following and pressing Jesus", I'm not a huge crowd person myself, so I might have turned around and gone home, but this woman struggled and pressed, making her way closer to Jesus. I would have felt afraid, "what if this crowd tramples me?" "What if someone points out my sickness?" She hemorrhaged for 12 years, a hemorrhaging woman was considered unclean. " I don't know if I have the strength or energy to push through this crowd." " Too many people, many telling me to move and get out of the way." This woman didn't allow any of these thoughts or fears to darken her faith and original thought: "I I just touch His clothes, I will be healed." Her faith and control of her thoughts not only caught Jesus' attention, but she received healing as well. Oh, how important it is to allow faith in Jesus to override our weak, frail thoughts. Have a beautiful Sunday, and Monday thru Saturday too💕. 

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