Trusting God’s Timing
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.
-Mark 5:25 NIV
12 years is a long time. I’m assuming this woman had prayed about this. One day she sees Jesus in a crowd and takes matters into her own hands. She touches Jesus’ robe and is healed! Do you know what it’s like to wait for God to do something? Tom Petty’s been telling us for years, “The waiting is the hardest part”. I think there’s little question that God intentionally makes His people wait. What that tells us is that there is a purpose to the waiting, otherwise God wouldn’t do it. We may never fully grasp what the purpose is, but let it comfort you that God is accomplishing His purpose in your life. I don’t know what life lessons, if any, this bleeding woman learned over her 12 years of suffering, but patience, resolve, and tenacity are the kinds of things I can use more of. God has a purpose in your waiting. You may never see it, but God does. Trust God’s timing. Thanks to Jesus, one day soon enough we will all be together with Him and waiting will be no more.