Risky Faith

Jesus said to her,
“Daughter, you took a risk of faith, and now you’re healed and whole.
Live well, live blessed! Be healed of your plague.”  Mk. 5:34 MSG
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Father God, in this crazy world we live in, it is easy to get lost wandering around struggling to believe that something will help us in dire situations.  We often struggle with half hearted hope that You may show up someday and do something great to help in our times of need…. please forgive us for our unbelief.  For we live in a place that is often very hesitant to really believe You for something that may be called ‘miraculous.’  Maybe someone would think we’re weird or too radical.  Those who do not know you or believe you at your Word are all around us.  On the streets, in our communities, in our schools, our workplace, and sadly, even some in our churches!  We call ourselves ‘Christians’ and ‘Believers’ yet we still do not risk ‘really believing.’  We are still afraid of ‘man’s opinion’.  You have given us your amazing, powerful Word to feed on, hide in our hearts, and live by.  You have shown us that you do indeed know all things and that even in the midst of the crowds, when one desperate, hungry heart reaches out in faith, believing ‘if only I can get to Jesus, I will be healed,’ you see that one.  You honor the one who does not care what others think, and who shuts out the doubters all around, and reach out to you… you see that one.  Oh Lord, that you may grant me faith such as this.  Let me live with risky, life changing, healing faith.  In spite of what other think or say who choose not to trust you in such a way or who may try to plant seeds of doubt, I choose to walk in Risky Faith.  I choose to fall on my knees with a desperate heart and believe You.  You are Jehovah Rapha, You are our Healer.  

Thank you Lord for seeing the faith of everyday, unseen people who love you and cry out to you, the precious ones who depend on You alone in the midst of trial and incomprehensible challenges… for you hear them…. every one of them. Every prayer, every tear, every heart’s cry, every praise and rejoice.  You hear it all.   In your precious name, Jesus, amen.

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all.

Psalms 34:17-19

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