Matthew 9:20-22 MSG
Just then a woman who had hemorrhaged for twelve years slipped in from behind and lightly touched his robe. She was thinking to herself, “If I can just put a finger on his robe, I’ll get well.” Jesus turned—caught her at it. Then he reassured her: “Courage, daughter. You took a risk of faith, and now you’re well.” The woman was well from then on.
When is the last time you took a faith risk?
Thankfully I have not had the same “issues” as this woman, but I think a faith risk can involve a lot more than major physical healing.
Take relationships, for example:
Have you ever been in a disagreement with your husband and even though you knew you were right, you felt compelled to make a move toward forgiveness? That was a huge faith risk.
What about friendships? Have you ever had a falling out with a girlfriend and taken a risk to mend things, even though it meant humbling yourself? Faith risk!
And then there are those people who are not good friends, but they are in your life: maybe you see them at work or school and you’ve never really connected with them. Honestly, you feel a little put off by them and assume that they probably don’t care for you, even though there is no reason for them not to like you. So you reach out with friendship, only to find that they were somewhat intimidated by you, so didn’t dare make the first move. Giant faith risk.
Faith risks involve:
- Stepping out of our comfort zones.
- Almost always drawing on a humble heart.
- Putting our heart out there.
- Trusting God fully with the next step.
The reward for faith risks is huge!
- We open the door to new possibilities.
- Learn something about ourselves and the courage we didn’t know we had.
- Reap the beautiful rewards of faith: peace and joy.
I can’t guarantee that your faith risk will always pay off the way you want but I can promise that God will richly reward your heart as you partner with Him and step out in faith.
Take a risk ladies! Be courageous.