“Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.”
This woman didn’t knew much about Jesus but she had enough faith to go and knock on the right door, asking “have mercy on me!” At least she knew Lord had mercy ! But she had to overcome a lot of difficulties :
- the Lord’s silence : ” Jesus did not answer a word”
- the disdain of the disciples : “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
- the seemingly interdiction due to her being a pagan : “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
- then this hard word of the Lord : “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
But this word “dogs” frequently used by the jewish to adress the pagans was not used that way by Jesus, it was used to prove the great faith of this woman, as she answered “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
Despite all of the obstacles, this woman showed her faith to the Lord, that’s whay Jesus told her “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.”
And that’s what Jesus is expecting us to do, not to worry about all the appearent issues, but to have faith first !
Prayer of the day : Lord Jesus, help me overcome all the hurdles. May my faith be a proof of your power. May you answer my prayer by saying “you have great faith! Your request is granted.” Amen.
God Bless you for this message. I have been struggling with my faith and having issues due to finances. I so needed to hear these words. Thank you for ministering to your subbies through you blog and yt. Sending you love from you sister in Christ. Be Blessed.
Awww thanks to you, i am also struggling cause i want to do these faith messages on a daily basis, i just pray God He guides my hand on His word more than on other things
Be blessed and insured that God is with you !
I was looking for ways to make my overly thick shea butter some what creamy and ran across one of your youtube clips making your first comparison between Coastal Scents shea butter and the one your father sent you. I got hooked when I saw your make-up. I love make-up and make a point of, at least, wearing lipstick and mascarra when I have to head out quickly. The real point of this comment, however, is to thank-you for the above quote from Matthew. From what I have read you appear to be a beautiful lady inside and out and very inspirational. I just retired from teaching 8th grade students and am redefining myself. Looking at that quote and reading some of your other entries has made me think. Perhaps, I should blog about growing older as gracefully as I have. I have been very blessed, and I think of myself as a Diva aging like fine wine. Peace and Blessings on you and yours.
Wow ! i want to thank you so much for your comment, this is very inspiring for me to keep on doing what i do, i am grateful to the Lord for He had mercy on me ! Be blessed and i def encourage you to start a blog, let me know if ever you start one 🙂