I’ve been doing a little word study on faith.
For some reason, the story in Mark 5 just wrecks me. It is the only time Jesus calls someone “daughter”.
“And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” (v.34)
Her faith has made her well.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8)
By grace through faith we have been saved!
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)
By faith we finish the race.
Faith: Human belief in and reliance upon the divine.
Faith: Dependence upon, confident trust, reliance
Faith is more than belief . . . it’s reliance.
It’s not passive, it’s courageous.
It is faith, this dependence, confident trust, reliance upon the LORD that
Makes us well
Gives us peace
Helps us continue on
When I’m facing trials . . . do I have a reliance upon God? Do I have confident trust, dependence upon Him? Will I be able to say “I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I have kept the faith?”
I hope so. By the power of the Holy Spirit oh LORD I hope so!
Oh how I long to hear the words “Daughter . . . your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”