‘Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse.” – Mark 5:25-26

 Every time the woman with the issue of blood saw a doctor, the doctor had something negative to say to her. If they had any good news for her, she wouldn’t have needed to move from one doctor to another, until she was literally broke! Luke 8:43 tells us that she had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any. Every time she spent her hard earned money on a doctor’s appointment and prescriptions, she didn’t receive or see anything encouraging. The blood still flowed uncontrollably.

Doctors are good, doctors are necessary, but doctors don’t have the solution to every medical problem. The story of the woman with the issue of blood is a case in point. When doctors after several attempts can’t cure you, it means you are dealing with an incurable disease. It means don’t bother wasting your time seeking solutions, there’s no solution to your problem. But the woman with the issue of blood refused to believe that she was battling with an incurable disease, she refused to believe that her situation couldn’t change, that there was no remedy, no way out of the predicament she found herself. Despite everything she had seen and heard, she still believed that something could be done about her situation, she could be healed of this disease that had plagued her for twelve good years. She believed that all she needed for the irreversible in her life to be reversed, all she needed for everything that had gone wrong in her body to be corrected, was to have an encounter with Jesus Christ. She said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well’ (Mark 5:28). She was so confident about this. She didn’t say maybe I will get well, she said I shall be made well. She believed she could be healed and said to herself it’s not over yet, you can be well. What audacity! What faith! Doctors had told her there’s nothing they can do, this disease has no cure, she has to live with it, but she didn’t accept what the doctors had to say about her condition as final. She didn’t believe that doctors have the final say. Defying the odds, she believed that she could be healed and stepped out in faith to receive her healing.

What we believe about ourselves and our situation is very powerful. Many of us accept and live with every negative statement and comment people make about us and our situations. Someone says you can never amount to anything good, and you believe it. Someone says considering the stiff competition, there’s no way you can get that job or contract and we believe it.

When this woman received her healing from a disease no doctor could cure, Jesus told her, ‘Your faith has made you well.’ (Mark 5:34). What made her well was simply what she believed, what she held on to. She didn’t hold on to the doctors report, she didn’t hold on to what people around her had to say about her, she didn’t even hold on to what the law and tradition had to say about her condition.

The reason why many of us remain in places and situations God never intended for us is because of the thoughts running through our minds. Thoughts and beliefs that cage us down and lock us out of a room with divine possibilities. If you think you can’t be healed, most likely you won’t be. If you think you can’t make it or do it, it’s quite likely that you won’t. If you think you can’t survive it, it’s likely that you won’t pull through. If you think you can’t get it or have it, very likely you will see others with it, but it won’t enter into your hands.

Don’t believe everything you hear because everybody is saying it. Don’t believe everything you hear because you have heard it so many times. Don’t believe everything you hear because the person saying it, has a degree in what he is saying. The only person who says something and what He says is the final authority is GOD. Believe God, believe everything God says in His Word.



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