MARK 5:34 And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (that is, your trust and confidence in Me, springing from faith in God) has restored you to health. Go in peace, and be continually healed and free from your distressing bodily disease. Amp.
Mark 5: 34 And He said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. KJV
Faith – d) unquestioning belief; complete trust or confidence.
Peace – c)OT “Shalom” safe, well, happy, welfare, health, prosperity, rest, favor, quietness.
Whole – c) to save, deliver or protect, heal, preserve, make whole.
Plague – d) anything that afflicts or troubles, calamity.
Jesus had arrived in a boat to this region and a great crowd came upon Him. Jairus a ruler of the synagogue came up to Jesus prostrating himself at His feet begging Him to come and heal his daughter who was at the point of death. So Jesus was going with him to heal his daughter but the crowd kept pressing in around Him.
You can imagine how Jairus felt. This was an emergency of life or death and Jesus was taking His time with the crowd. Jesus was usually teaching those to whom He ministered about faith. He healed them, but wanted them to repent of any unbelief that they may have had.
The woman who was healed had been through 12 years of suffering at the hands of physicians and only got worse (vs. 25-26). However when she heard the reports of Jesus and His healing powers, she knew if she only touched His garment she would be healed. That is faith.(vs.28) She did and was healed.
But Jesus stopped and said “Who touched My clothes?” He knows everything. He knew exactly what happened. So why did He stop when there was another emergency at hand?
He did this for Jairus. He knew there was fear in his heart for his daughter. He not only wanted to heal his daughter, but He wanted to heal Jairus’ unbelief and make him whole as well.
I know the pain of having a very sick child. My daughter Melanie was diagnosed with Juvenile Onset Diabetes at the age of 10. I have written about her before. She also had a condition that she could not digest her food properly. Some days she just could not eat. That does not go with Diabetes. You must eat to keep you blood sugar from dropping too low.
Diabetes is based on fear. Fear of her blood sugar being too low and going into convulsions.
Fear of her blood sugar being too high and going into a coma.
She died at the age of 25 after 11 months on Dialysis.
I can look back now and see how I was constantly plagued with a spirit of fear. I prayed for her for 15 years and always believed that she would be healed. The night she died the Lord gave me a poem from my Streams in the Desert book. Here is part of that poem.
Unanswered yet the prayer your lips have pleaded
In agony of heart these many years?
Does faith begin to fail? Is hope departing?
And think you in vain your falling tears?
Say not the Father has not heard your prayer;
You will have your desire sometime, somewhere.
Unanswered yet? No do not say ungranted;
Perhaps your work is not yet wholly done.
The work began when first your prayer was uttered,
And God will finish what He has begun.
If you will keep the incense burning there,
His glory you will see sometime, somewhere.
It knows Omnipotence has heard its prayer,
And cries, “It will be done” — sometime, somewhere.
by Ophelia G. Browning
His work for me was to learn faith through affliction. I failed so many times but He kept me praying and singing. I know Melanie is with Jesus and her Dad because the only place she can be healed is in heaven. She received the ultimate healing and was made whole.
We never know how much time we have to enjoy our loved ones. We do not have the promise of tomorrow. But we do have the promise of eternal life for our loved ones.
The Lord knew what I needed. He has given me many spiritual children to love and to pray for. I learned so much in those years of failure. The main thing I learned is Jesus will never let me go and His purpose for me is greater than anything I had for myself.
I know I will see His Glory — SOMETIME. SOMEWHERE!