Been reading the story of the women with the issue of blood in the bible and it’s really blessed me.
[Jesus said to the woman]
“Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from
your suffering” (Mark 5:34 NIV).
The story of the woman with the issue of blood can be found in Mark 5:24–34. What we know about the woman is, first, she had a bleeding condition, and the issue had continued for twelve years. That’s a very long time.
Second, she had spent all her money on treatments from many doctors, and nothing had helped, in fact, the blood issue had only grown worse (see Mark 5:25–26). After twelve years of suffering, she was obviously desperate for a miracle. “When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, ‘If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed’” (Mark 5:27–28).
Whenever I read the bible I try to apply it to my life now in 2015! So a woman would never bleed for 12 years in this day and age. Medical science has progressed far beyond the basic knowledge of Jesus’ day. But we bleed, we suffer from wounds in our heart and we bleed from the heart. Many men and women are walking around with wounded bleeding hearts.
Peter was rejected by his father at birth and for years was called names because his mother was a “small house”? He grew up using his mother’s name and on the father section on his birth certificate is blank. Peter never knew his Father and his heart bleeds.
Is it the mother who left you in Zimbabwe/Malawi/Vietnam/Kenya when she went to Diaspora? She gave you no explanation why she had taken so long to rescue you from the relatives who abused you? The relatives who called you names? The relatives who didn’t pay your school fees and made you work as a housemaid all those years?
The neighbourhood that labelled you a slut because you fell pregnant as a teenager (what they don’t know is that you were raped and no one believed you? That the first person who took your virginity not only made you pregnant but infected you with the HIV virus?
The in-laws who never accepted you? You were not educated enough, pretty enough, holy enough? Or you come from the wrong area they wanted a Zimbo not a white British? Or they wanted a Nigerian from the same village as your husband?
The husband who cheated on you? Not just once but multiple times?
The husband who left you and went live with another woman then sold your house without you knowing? The house you had worked hard to buy doing shift after shift in a nursing home?
The husband who used your hard earned money to marry another woman in Africa whilst you thought he was building a house for you and your children?
The wife who filed false charges of domestic violence against you and convinced your children to refuse to have a relationship with you
The people especially parents and relatives who have said harsh words to you because you have reached a certain age and are not yet married?
1The wife who told you that the kids you thought were yours are actually not yours. She only married you because you were a better commercial decision.
There are many people who wake up everyday hoping the pain will go away. Awakening each day with a memory that re-opens an old wound. It could be a word, a look or a situation that reopens the wound. People longing to hear the words “Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
The woman with the issue of blood was no different from you and me. While her apparent illness was physical, her inward suffering ruled her life, but in one moment, a life defining moment she reached out to Jesus and grabbed hold of her healing.
You see Jesus wants to set us free from our suffering, He unlocks the prison cell unlocks the chain that are keeping you bound but you must take the chains off and walk out of that prison cell .
We can choose to continue bleeding. We can choose to remain in our suffering, in our unforgiveness, in our bitterness, in our shame!
It’s a choice ! You can make that choice Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10 NIV). That’s what he wants for all of us. But we have to embrace the truth and, like the woman with the 12-year-bleeding, reach for our healing.
Jesus said to the woman, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”That’s the same healing He offers to you and to me. You might be in a situation where you don’t know how to be free!
You don’t even know if this Jesus is real. You have had so many bad experiences with church.
You have joined churches been told to sow financial seeds so that you can be free but nothing changes.
I was in that situation I tried so many things, resorted to alcohol, sowed seeds to Pastors believing that a Man of God would take all the pain away , all the disappointment but on 4 June 2013 God himself transformed my life . I want to share that experience with you so that you can live in the fullness of what God has in store for you. God is real!
God loves you so much!
He has not forgotten you and he knows what you have gone through! But guess what it now time to let go! It’s time to move on. It’s time to wipe away those tears. He wants you to be free.
On 26-27 February 2016 I will be hosting a Women’s Conference in Solihull West Midlands. My Pastor David Carr will be ministering and we will be joined by some amazing women who will be sharing their stories of what God has done for them. We don’t want you to join any movement or denomination just come as you are and experience God’s love.
Make a date with us and make that first choice to your freedom!
You have to take the first step and this could be your life defining moment! Trust me you will not regret it! Just like the woman with the issue of blood you will be healed in Jesus name. Invite your friends ! Share the word and join us for a fabulous two days. 26-27 February 2016 !
Tickets are available at
You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info