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“Then suddenly a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his cloak, for she said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well” (Matthew 9:20-21).

Just being near to Jesus is enough.  It is never a matter of what we do, but about who He is.  This woman reached out in desperation and Jesus was waiting for her.  She went through all she could do until she came to the place where there was only Jesus.  We all must do the same.  We must push through the created to reach the place where there is just the Creator.  This is why it is said, “Look to the Lord and live.”

Lord, have the crowds ever stopped pressing in on You?  I suppose it does not matter.  I do speculate too much.  Sadly, it is often only in desperation that we reach out in faith.  Why not just live in faith and know that we do not need to press in on Jesus because He is always close by.  Why not lean on Him and see that He is carrying you through all this life?  Walk with Him knowing He walks with you.

Lord Jesus, I too have reached out in desperation to just touch you and You turned around and embraced me.  Take me from the place where I live by desperation to the place where I live with You according to Your word.  Lead me in Your goodness to know that in You is the only hope of life.  Lead me today in the healing You have given me and let me see that You are walking with me.  Amen.

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