Posted by: Pure Glory | 10/18/2011

Desperate Faith Results In Breakthrough

by Hazel Straub

We are in a season of breakthrough and breakout in our lives. This breakthrough will come for people with determination to have all that God has for them. Their focus is on the Lord  and they will not allow anyone or anything to deter them from their breakthrough. They repeatedly tell themselves that once they reach Jesus they will have all that they need. No matter the hardships, setbacks and failures that they meet, they continue to press for fulfillment of their God-given desires and destiny.

Those who press through adversity are like the woman, who had blood flowing for 12 years. (Mark 5:24-34) She never gave up looking for a cure and spent all of her money on physicians, trying to get better. Instead her physical condition worsened and she had great suffering. She heard about Jesus and still had faith for her healing.

Although a large crowd surrounded Jesus, she determined to touch the fringe on his prayer shawl that represented all the promises of the Word of God. She knew that there was healing in his wings, fringe or hem (Malachi 4:20). It was not  easy to press through the crowd and her past but she had great faith that would not be denied. The law considered the woman, unclean and untouchable, so she lived her life, as an outcast. Past failures, destitution, and her untouchable status didn’t prevent her from acting in desperate faith. She told herself that she would be healed, when she touched his fringe on the hem of his garment. She did and was immediately healed.

Jesus felt power go out of him and asked who had touched him because she touched him with faith. She fell at his feet trembling and admitted that she was the one. Jesus confirmed her healing, saying her faith had healed her. He told her she would no longer suffer and would go in peace, which meant being whole and complete with nothing broken.

The woman did not let the failures of the past 12 years or her current situation, of seeming insurmountable odds, keep her from receiving what belonged to her. We are also challenged to not let anything defeat us, as we press to Jesus to receive the fulness of  our God-given destiny and desires. No matter how much time has passed and how many defeats you have experienced, this is your season of breakthrough. Press through!


  1. A great word, Sister Hazel. It’s so interesting how God works, isn’t it. I did not see this post when it first went up back in 2011. But today, when I was very much in need of this word — due to the warfare against my reaching my God-given destiny — I came across it. God is so good to prepare things for us and hold them in reserve, then make sure we find them at the right time. Thank you for being so faithful back in 2011 so that I could receive this encouragement almost three years later.

    God bless you richly for your faithfulness.


    • It is amazing how Holy Spirit knows exactly what and when we need something, Sister Sandra. A word spoken at the right time, changes everything. God is so good in preserving a word for you, at precisely the time you need it. Amazing love and provision! Thank you for your comment, it is encouraging to know that three years later the word is still helping you!

      Yahweh’s blessings are overflowing you, Sister Sandra, today and he places a hedge of protection around you. His face shines on you and he provides you with his love, sustenance and friendship. He sets in place all you need to be whole and complete!


      • Thank you for the further encouragement. I hope I didn’t confuse you by re-blogging the post on my “Hangin’ Out With God” site. I’m the same person, but with two separate blogs. I think I did explain that earlier.


      • No problem. It is understood that you are the same person writing on your different blogs. Blessings! 🙂


  2. Reblogged this on Hangin' Out With God and commented:
    This post really blessed me particularly today. It was originally posted in 2011, but the Lord graciously led me to it on this day in 2014, when it spoke to my need for encouragement from Him. I’m reposting it in case there are some of my readers who need the same kind of encouragement as well.


    • Thank you Sister Sandra for the reblog. It is amazing how this word spoke to you three years later. Praise God for his revelation! He is seeing you through into breakthrough!


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