And He said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. [Dake A.R.B.]
No wonder she was emotionally moved, for in an instant her blood flow was stopped after continuing for 12 years – after she had “suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all she had” [Mk. 5:26].
Think of it! Healed immediately when medical science had failed through 12 years of trying to stop the blood flow!
Christ had wanted to assure her that she had done the right thing so there was nothing to fear. [v47].
THY FAITH, He knew He had not been exercising any particular faith in this case, so He recognized that she had faith enough to get her healing.
Too many people are looking to the faith of the preacher or the one who prays instead of getting and exercising personal faith.
And that is why few people are getting such healings today.
One wonderful thing about the Gospel is that it is personal.
When others fail or do not even try to exercise faith to help one in time of need the individual needing help can still get what he needs and wants if it is at all covered by the promises of God.
One must learn to make it a personal matter and see to it that he, himself is meeting the conditions of the gospel and answered prayer.
The conditions are not great and the benefits will not fail when they are met [Matt. 7:7-11; 17:20; 21:22; Mk. 11:22-25; Jn. 15:5; Heb. 11:6; Js .1:5-8].
Personal faith comes by hearing the Word of God [Rom. 10:17] and by the Holy Spirit [1 Cor. 12:4-11].
Nothing is impossible for faith today as in that day [Matt. 17:20; Mk .9:23].
– Dake’s A.R. Bible