Overcoming Life's Challenges Through Faith

Lev 15:25b  ...all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean.

We all have issues, don’t we? There are things in each of our hearts that, if we do not seek the Lord to help us get a grip on, shall get a grip on us! And as long as we have our issues, as long as we allow them to follow us around and influence our attitudes, our ways of thinking, and our actions, they will always continue slowly but surely to drain the life out of us!

Consider the woman with the issue of blood found in Mark 5:25-34. She had a serious issue for twelve long, hard years, which had totally consumed her life with uncleanness and separation from those she loved dearly. The harder she tried, the worse it got! As a matter of fact, the text says that she “suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse”. Even those she sought help from only caused her more suffering and loss.

She had come to the end of her rope. Her whole life was wrapped up with her issue, and she was powerless to do anything about it.

What is your issue today? Has it drained your life of everything and everyone precious to you? It could be a bad habit, an addiction, or worse, a root of bitterness in your heart. Regardless of what your issue is, regardless of how long it has been there, and regardless of what it’s taken you through up to this point, you CAN get the bleeding to stop!

My advice to you is to press through the crowd, press through the pain, press through the hurt, press through the memories, press through the past, press through this valley of death you are in, and reach out and touch Jesus! One touch is all you need! When you have a GOD-SIZED issue, then you MUST “press the issue” with HIM! When this happens, you shall find help in your time of trouble!

Jesus will look beyond the fault to see and meet the needs in your life, if you’ll reach out and touch Him by faith today!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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