Her Mother’s Faith

A woman came from the land of Canaan. She cried out to Jesus and said, “Take pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter has a demon and is much troubled.”  Matthew 15:22 NLT

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: your child needs help and you are unable to get the help that she needs. It leads to hopelessness and despair. You look everywhere and try everything: conventional and nonconventional medicine but nothing changes. Marion C. Garretty  said, “Mothers love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”  What would you do if you could not find help your child needed?

Well this woman heard of a man who was able to provide help but their political differences stood in her way. The Jews and Canaanites did not see eye to eye.  She decided to press on because if this man had the ability to help her daughter; she was not going to allow their differences to stand in her way. So she went to Jesus and stated her case. Jesus ignored the woman but she didn’t walk away. She believed that He had the ability to make a difference in her daughter’s life and she was not leaving empty-handed. She kept calling out to Him although he remained unresponsive.  Her actions began to irritate the disciple so they asked Jesus to send her away.

When He finally responded, it was not the response she was hoping for. He said, “It isn’t right to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She replied, “That’s true, sir, but even the dogs eat the leftovers that fall from their masters’ table.” That is the power of a mother’s love.  She was not leaving without Jesus’ intervention in her daughter’s life.  Jesus responded, “You are a woman of great faith! What you want will be done for you. ”Sometimes your faith is tested much like this woman; what do you do? Do you press on to get the results you seek or do you give up because your feelings were hurt? Press on in faith and watch God work for you.

Thought for Today: Friend, your faith makes the difference.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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