March 5, 2023

Mark 5:24-34 ~ Jesus’ Words on Faith


{This final week of 2015 we will be re-visiting some of my personal favorite themes on which our wonderful writers have shared with us throughout this past year. I hope that you (as I was, too!) will be encouraged and reminded of God’s faithfulness and loving care through their inspired words.}

…And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and who had endured much suffering under [the hands of] many physicians and had spent all that she had, and was no better but instead grew worse.
She had heard the reports concerning Jesus, and she came up behind Him in the throng and touched His garment, for she kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health.And immediately her flow of blood was dried up at the source, and [suddenly] she felt in her body that she was healed of her [distressing] ailment.
And Jesus, recognizing in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around immediately in the crowd and said, Who touched My clothes?And the disciples kept saying to Him, You see the crowd pressing hard around You from all sides, and You ask, Who touched Me?Still He kept looking around to see her who had done it.But the woman, knowing what had been done for her, though alarmed and frightened and trembling, fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed from your [distressing bodily] disease.

Mark 5:24–34 AMP

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This week here on theSeeking Himdaily devotional blog, our sisters have focused on Jesus’ words on faith from this record in the Gospel of Mark… Oh! So much to glean and to learn here! Whenever I read or hear this passage, I am immediately drawn to the thoughts and the actions of this woman. She hadFAITHandshe acted upon it!

Listen to what Tina, Laura, Cynda, Ann, and Ahmee had to share earlier this week….

InYour Faith,Cyndawrote,

“I got to thinking…if Jesus came to give us an abundant, overflowing life, why aren’t we experiencing that kind of life? I think Mark 5:34a (NLT) holds the key:

And he said to her, “Daughter,your faithhas made you well.

Ourfaithmust be exercised to have an abundant, overflowing life.Faithis based on knowing God & studying His words. Joyce Meyer says “God’s Word is like medicine for the spirit, soul, and body.” We must apply God’s Word and put ourfaithinto action.That’s what this womandid.”

Tinareminded us, inYour Faith Has Made You Free, of the courage of this woman who hadfaithto approach Jesus for healing.

And He said to her, Daughter, yourfaith
(your trust and confidence in Me,
springing fromfaithin God) has restored you to health.
Go in (into) peace and be continually healed and freed
from your [distressing bodily] disease.
Mark 5:34

“The woman had heard of Jesus’ miraculous healing power and out of her desperation, she knew she would probably die if she did not find someone to cure her…Getting the courage to touch His robe in the crowd, she knew she could get into trouble if found out. Women were and are still thought of as property. But Jesus did not rebuff her…He wanted her to havefaithin telling her story to everyone that she was healed just by touching His robe.”

Ahmeereminded us inA Single Choice,of the importance of making choices based upon the guidance of God and God’s Word.

“A single choice can change your life for better or for worse. Big decisions and small decisions can have catastrophic results. The choices we make today form our habits for our tomorrows. The choices we make today influence who will be in our tomorrows. The choice this woman made (in this passage from Mark chapter 5) changed her life! For twelve years—everyday—she bled. She’d tried getting help from doctors, but to no avail. And she had spent everything she had. As I read this I wondered if she went to Jesus only because she had run out of other options. Was it desperation that pulled her to Him? Is this not so often the case, though? Regardless of why… she still made the choice and that’s the part that matters.

Choose. And make sure they are wise choices.

InFaith That Brings Peace,Annposed some important questions regarding making good decisions to step out infaith.

“This lady knew that ‘if only I can touch Jesus’ hem of His garments…all will be well for me.’ She took a step offaithand broke protocols of that time by maneuvering through the crowd and found herself amidst the disciples (men) and touched Jesus.

On its own, it was not proper for a woman to be brushing shoulders with men; she didn’t mind what people would say about her. All she was concerned with was that she would be healed. I therefore urge each one of us to be a people of vision. Let us also ask ourselves these questions below:

  • What is it that we want God to do for us?

  • How are we drawing near to Him for Him to help us?

  • How much time do we have for God?

  • Do we believe He can do it?

  • How great is He to heal us and free us from suffering?!?”

And inHealing Power,Laurashared with us thefaith in actionof some folks from her home church who are endeavoring to havefaithas they go through some hard times.

“One of our church members was involved in a bad car accident this week. He was in very bad shape. He was paralyzed from the neck down and was having trouble breathing. The family asked for prayers….

The power of prayer andfaithin God has helped this follower of Jesus to improve.Faithand prayer is hopefully going to bring this family through this season in their life. …However, I believe that they havefaith喜欢这张唱片的女人在3月的福音k. They have been praying, and he is slowly starting to improve (at last update).

To havefaithstrong as this is a blessing to any family.Faiththis strong can bring the healing power of God to anybody. This is what Jesus wants from us—fullfaithin Him. He wants us to rely on Him. He died for us…we should all be able to rely on Him no matter the season or the trial ahead of us.”

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About coleen hayden

Coleen Hayden – Director of Women's Ministry - Prayer Ministry Leader - Blog Contributor
科琳和她的丈夫罗伯特已经结婚for 19 years and currently live in the Capital District area of New York State. They have one beautiful daughter, Kassia, who is married to Matt, and 4 delightful grandchildren Elijah, Kaylie Joy, Levi, and Rebekah. She enjoys sewing, cooking, and playing the piano.


  1. Thank you, Coleen, for posting these devotionals again. With Steve going through his health problems right now, these were good reminders and very encouraging.
    We choose to apply God’s Word and have faith. <3

    • coleen hayden says

      my joy AND privilege, clella; they are greatly encouraging my heart also! God is faithful to His Word! <3