Every one of us has dealt with hurt at some point of our lives. Rejection, abandonment, abuse and loss can leave us broken. There is a way to receive the deep inner healing that we need and have our souls repaired. Even though in our world there are many things that claim to fix us nothing can get to the root of the issues like the power of Jesus.
I had such revelation this week while reading Luke 8:40-56.
As Jesus was on his way to heal a dying girl, the crowds almost crushed him. A woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years,
but no one could heal her.”
She came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak,
and immediately her bleeding stopped.”
The Holy Spirit spoke so clearly to me in this moment saying,
Being near me isn’t enough, touch my cloak.”
You see so many of us pray for God to restore us, we choose to forgive, we make positive changes and we might allow God to do what I call “surface restoration.” But Jesus didn’t die so we could limp through life but that we would run the race.
After some progress and time we convince ourselves that we’re ok. We keep ourselves distracted and move on with our lives, thinking we are healed. We tell ourselves and others that we are healed. Yet Jesus knows of the deeply broken pieces that need true mending and He wants us completely delivered and free from any residue.
In order to live completely restored and free of past offense, we must reach deeper and touch His cloak. How desperate are we to live in complete freedom? Are we willing to push through the crowd, put down our phones, clear our schedule for a deeper and necessary heart change?
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her,
Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
“Lord, you are the great healer and restorer of all things. Draw me nearer to you, create in me a greater hunger for true freedom. Amen.”