Fresh Hope – 10th April 2017

In the Bible we find a story about a woman who’s been faced with the same illness for 12 long years. During this time, she had seen many doctors and spent lots of money, but instead of getting better, she grew worse.

One day, she hears that Jesus has come to town and thinks to herself, ‘If I can just touch His clothes, I will be healed.’ Sure enough, she works her way through the crowd, manages to touch the edge of His garment and is instantly made whole.

It’s important to note that during her sickness, this woman had acted in an attempt to get better. She hadn’t just sat around, but she had explored many different options, hoping that as a result, her condition would change. However, there was just one problem…her aim was off.

Up until this point, she had aimed her action in the direction of her own resources, and at the abilities of the people around her, hoping they could make things better, but it didn’t work.

On the day we see this story recorded, yet again we see this woman step out and act. However this time, she had perfected her aim. She aimed her action not towards herself or the people around her, but towards Jesus. And it was in that moment, she found everything she had been searching for and more.

What are you putting your trust in today? Who are you relying on to turn your life around? Let me encourage you to aim your action in the direction of Jesus – the only One who is able to do for you what you cannot do for yourself… The only One who is able to bring true transformation to your life.

He’s everything you’ve been looking for and more.

Caleb Burchell

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