Monday, May 12, 2014

Our Father Knows What Things We Need BEFORE We Ask HIM

Photo courtesy of Virginia Sharp Franz

“… for your Father knows what things you have need of before you ask him.” Matthew6:8b

One of the most amazing and wonderful things about God is that He knows us.  I don’t mean that He is simply superficially acquainted with us either.  I mean He knows everything there is to know about us.  We can have no secrets from God. He knows every need and desire of our hearts.

One of my favorite stories in Scripture is the story of the woman with the issue of blood.  (See Luke 8:43-48) This story illustrates that God knows our needs. This woman had suffered for twelve years with an illness that had basically ruined her life.  None of her efforts had led to healing. Her condition only worsened, and she had depleted all of her resources.  She had come to the end of herself. She was without hope.

Then, having heard about Jesus, she reasoned in her heart that she had to get to Him. She knew He was her only hope. She believed that she would be healed, if only she could touch the hem of His garment. So, she made her way through the crowd with the intention of touching Jesus.

(She) came behind him, and touched the border of his garment; and immediately her issue of blood stanched.  Luke 8:44

Jesus felt her touch. He felt virtue go out of Himself when she made contact.

And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort thy faith hath made thee whole… Luke 8:48a

According to the Scripture, Jesus didn’t even know who had touched Him.  However, the Holy Spirit of God in Him knew her and her need.  At the moment she made contact with Jesus in faith believing, she was healed.

+ She didn’t have to reason with God about why she needed healing.  God knew her situation and her need.

+ She didn’t have to agonize and strong arm God in prayer. She believed she would be healed if she touched Him, and God knew that.

When we truly TOUCH Jesus, when we make contact with HIM through faith believing, our needs are met. We are made whole.

I want to make it my intention to touch Jesus.

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17

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  1. Hi Rose!
    It is comforting to know that God knows us and our needs. We just have to trust in Him and that he knows what is best for us! Thanks and have a wonderful day! Eileen

  2. Very true of our precious Father in Heaven. Never ceases to amaze me when I witness instances of His loving and all-knowing nature. A need or wish need not make it to our lips, for that need and wish would be supplied. Praise God for truly no one is like Him. God bless you richly.