Matthew 9:18 While he was saying these things to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live." 19 And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. 20 And behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, 21 for she said to herself, "If I only touch his garment, I will be made well." 22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well. 23 And when Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion, 24 he said, "Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping." And they laughed at him. 25 But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. 26 And the report of this went
through all that district.
Matthew 8:17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "He took our illnesses and bore our diseases." As we read about Jesus healing people we need to remember this was to fulfill Isaiah 53:4 and prove He was the suffering Savior who died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. He came to save His people from their sins (Mathew 1:21).
We can learn a lesson from the ruler and the woman with the discharge of blood. Please note they had problems no man could solve. They took their problems to Jesus. We need to exercise the same type of faith. When we have a problem people cannot solve, we need to go directly to Jesus. He will always help us. We need to exercise caution and not dictate how He should help us, but leave the solution to Jesus. He will solve the problem in a way that will bring Himself the most glory and increase our faith . He will always give us the strength and peace to abide by His solution.
John 11:5-6,14-15 teach us a great lesson. Jesus heard His friend Lazarus was sick and waited two extra days before going to him. In that period of time Lazarus died and Jesus said for the sake of His disciples He was glad He was not there. Why? He wanted the disciples to believe. As we read on we find that the family did not understand why Jesus delayed. As we read on more we find that Jesus' delay allowed Him to do something greater. When we come to Jesus in faith and He does not act in accordance with our thinking, He has not forsaken us, but is doing something greater.
When my son was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, I told him that God was able to heal him and we should ask for God to heal him. I also told my son that God may decide he would bear more fruit and bring more glory to God by living with Cystic Fibrosis. Our Lord will always work in our best interests to produce faith in us and for His glory.
Bring all your problems to Jesus. Call upon Him in your time of trouble and He will help you.