Re:Verse passage – Matthew 9:18-19; 23-26 (day five)
But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well.
Jesus teaches an amazing lesson in this text. Faith overcomes fear. Fear is still there, it just doesn’t have the priority and influence over her heart and desire to “get near and touch Jesus”. It’s all through scripture. God constantly reminds His faith-filled followers to be brave, be strong, have courage, do not fear. When fear overtakes faith, to God it looks like we don’t trust Him.
“To turn from him out of fear… is to discount all that God promises to be for those who fear him. It is a great insult. And in such an insult God can take no pleasure. On the other hand, when we hear God’s promises and trust him with courage… then he is greatly honored. And in that he has much pleasure. – John Piper
When we look and think of the present and future through the lens of the gospel, we are reminded of God’s love, power, and faithfulness. Then faith rightly overcomes fear and God is pleased. Strengthen your faith today- Look, listen, and think through the lens of the Gospel- God’s promises and power.