Who Touched Me?
By Kathryn Taylor

"Who touched me?" He cried-

She crouched, trying to hide-

"Who here sought healing from Me?"

She turned quickly to flee-

"I felt power from Me leaving,
I sense someone is grieving-
Come forward, please, and tell,"
Jesus to the crowd did yell-

The woman trembling with fear,
Then came unto Him near,
Threw herself at His feet,
And bitterly began to weep-

With a face all full of worry,
He listened to her story
About what doctors couldn't cure-
No longer could she endure-
Her faith had made her well
When on her knees she fell....
Touching the hem of His cloak,
His mercy she did invoke-

As I look within my life
At the sorrow and the strife,
The guilt, and all the shame-
I feel, like her, the same-
To go to Christ and ask,
Seems impossible a task-
I often do find myself
Coming from behind for help-
I know You are so able,
But me, I'm not so stable-
So, in moments of desperation....
I move forward with trepidation....
To reach out with an ounce of faith
And touch the hem of Your grace-

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Have you ever felt helpless and hopeless... yet so desperate to try one more thing?

When we face daily, ongoing suffering, we become the most discouraged. We find ourselves trying anything and everything we can to change the situation.  We explore every avenue seeking relief.  Door after door closes with nothing changing.  Hopelessness pursues us.  Unworthiness lies to us.  We find ourselves giving up……..

Then, something or someone comes along……There appears to be a sliver of hope…and an ounce of courage….. Faith…… as small as a mustard seed, seems so easy to attain in words, yet so hard to act out in life……. Faith to walk on the surface of the sea…….. Faith to enter a fiery furnace…….Faith to build an ark on dry land……..Faith to take the steps to sacrifice your son……..Faith to enter a lion's den………..Faith to touch the mere hem of a cloak………Faith to believe that God will change us or our circumstances into something worthy of the pain endured.

Heavenly Father,
Forgive me for my moments of weakness. Forgive me for the times I lack faith. Forgive me for the words of hopelessness I speak against my situation. Forgive me for doubting…… complaining….. not trusting….. wallowing in my suffering….. and giving up…. even if for an hour, a day, or a week. Give me courage to walk on the surface of despair…… courage to enter the furnace of this world’s hatred…….. courage to enter the den of what could devour me…. courage to build a future on barren ground when the water recedes…….. courage to sacrifice a life of happiness…… all to reach the hem of Your healing and grace. 
In Jesus' name, Amen.

Matt 9:29
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Matt 15:28
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Matt 17:20-21
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Eph 6:16
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
2 Thess 3:2-3
2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.