I’m sure you have heard this saying before, “When you pray, make sure you approach the throne of grace boldly and with authority.” (Hebrews 4:16) Have you ever wondered where exactly that “authority and boldness” comes from? When you look at the woman that suffered with the issue of blood for twelve years, you encounter this “boldness and authority.” (Mark 5:25-34) She walked up to Jesus touching the hem of His garment just knowing that she would receive healing. Was this pride? No! It was the faith she developed in Jesus simply by hearing about him! (Romans 10:17)
At times, life can literally take the life out of things. In other words, “life be ”lifing””, okay? But you aren’t like others that are of this world. You are distinct breed, a child of God. One of in which has a power that’s greater than He that is within the world. Instead of accepting situations at face value, why not use your faith to experience a different outcome?
Had this woman allowed the many doctors and what others spoke about her to blind her faith, she never would’ve received her healing. In the face of so many no’s she was able to still believe in a yes. That yes being the promises of God and the power of Christ. So what does that mean for you? In the face of so many no’s you should still believe in the one that holds your yes...
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
Hebrews 4:16 NKJV
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:17 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
In your life, what circumstances are you currently facing that requires you to boldly lean on the promises of God? What are the distractions keeping you from standing firm in your faith?