Paul says a time comes when “having done all, [we] stand” (Ephesians 6:13). We stand on God’s Word — in spite of all our pain and grief, in spite of all the weakness of our flesh. In the Word of God we read of two who made the determination that, “I just need to touch the hem of his garment.” (The account of the ruler of the synagogue and the woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years is found in Mark 5:22-43.)
If you have not yet seen the answer to your prayer, you may wonder if God has forgotten you. I can assure you that he has been working on your deliverance from the moment you first prayed and your miracle is on its way.
I encourage you to stop digging up your past and remembering old bondages. And don’t run from one place to another seeking answers. Press in with faith and touch Jesus for yourself. Unburden yourself to him and commit everything into his hands. He has promised never to forsake you, so reach out to him.
When David wrote in Psalm 147:4 that the Lord “counts the number of the stars,” he is reminding us, “When you’re in pain and feel like all is hopeless, stop and look up at the galaxies.” Our loving Father made all this! When we take time to concentrate on the majesty and power of the Creator, we gain perspective and realize that he is more than capable of meeting our individual needs.
We can stand in assurance as we fight battles within and pressures without, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).