There's a story in the Bible about a woman with the issue of blood. She had been bleeding for 12 years and did all she could to get healed. She visited many doctors and spent all of her money, but instead of getting better, she only got worse. When she heard Jesus was coming through town she knew that He was her last, and only, hope. If only she could touch Him she knew she would be healed.
As he walked through town a large crowd was surrounding and pushing against Him. She pushed her way through the crowds and finally touched his robe. Instantly she was healed.
"Who touched me?" Jesus asked. His disciples told Him that He was being surrounded by a crowd of people. What do you mean touch you? He answered that He felt power leave His body. The woman came and knelt down at His feet, saying it was her who had touched Him.
"Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace."
I know how that woman felt. You could say I was the "Woman with the issue of anger" or "woman with the issue of rejection" or insecurity or fear.
From the time that Eric and I were engaged until our marriage was healed we went to 4 different counselors. At the end I was going twice a week (once for marriage counseling and once for individual) and spending $60 at each visit. Neither of us made very much money, so this was a HUGE sacrifice for us. I know how that woman felt, spending all of her money and not getting better, but only getting worse.
I tried prayer, I tried writing in a journal, I tried listening to music, I tried everything that I could think of and everything anyone suggested to me, but I was still felt depressed. I still felt rejected. I still felt alone and angry and knowing that there was something more, but having no idea how to get it.
I knew I needed to touch Jesus. I needed to encounter God. When I did everything changed. My life changed. Encountering God changes everything.
What is your issue? What is the thing that you want to get free from? What do you need a touch from Jesus about? Today may be the day that you are healed.