LENT: A Clean and Fresh Start

In Matthew chapter 9 we see the story of a woman who had an “issue of blood”:

A woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” He said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment (Matthew 9:20-22).

This woman had an issue. You’ve got an issue. I’ve got an issue. We all have issues, but God says, “I want to settle your issues! I want to set you free so you can walk in freedom and victory.”

The woman in this story had lived with her issue for 12 long years. Can you imagine? Perhaps there is some difficult issue you’ve just learned to “live with” too.

But this woman got fed up with her condition and decided to make a turn. The Bible says, “She said to herself…” Notice this key to her turnaround. She changed her self-talk until she was aligned with the promises of God.

So, what are you saying to yourself today?

Are you going to just sit there until you die? Are you going to sit there and keep complaining? Or are you going to activate your faith and believe God for the breakthrough you need?


  • Help me Lord to live by faith
  • Lord, help my unbelief and activate my faith 


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