This morning I got to talk to a friend about discouragement in our life and how we need to be closer to God instead of relying on ourselves. Matthew 7:7 says ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open to you. This verse reminds me of Mark 5: 24-34 so Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for 12 years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought,”if I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered,” and yet you can ask,’who touched me?'”but Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her,”daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” So just to clarify, God is telling us that if we ask, seek and knock He will help us in whatever is going on in our lives. We need to have enough faith knowing that all we have to do is touch the very corner of his cloak and he will fix what is wrong. As of right now I have been hearing of so many of my friends that have fallen ill or have something wrong with them medically and they’ve been dealing with it for a while. It’s not only their problems but physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual problems that are happening on both their end and in my family. Without prayer and faith in God these can seem like extraordinarily large mountains. However through prayer meditation and study he will help us through these problems that aren’t so big to him.
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Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts