Faith Enough to Seek Jesus

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, “O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.” And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”- Matthew 15:28

This woman had come to her last word. I do not see what more she could have said. When Christ had likened her to a dog, she had consented to it, and said, “Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” She had come to her last word, and now Christ gives her His best word. It is His way, sometimes, to make us wait till we are completely exhausted, and can say and do no more; then He comes in with the fullness of His divine power, and gives to us what we have importunately sought at His hands. Our extremity is His opportunity.

Faith alone can keep a soul seeking after Christ under discouragement. Other causes may send us a certain distance along the road, but only faith will bring us to the goal of assured rest… When she desired healing for her daughter, she meant what she said. When she cried, “Have mercy upon me, O Lord, Thou Son of David!” it was with a shrill and piteous voice. She could not bear to be refused. Nobody ever came to Christ who pleaded more from the heart than did this poor Canaanite. She was not an idle repeater of forms of prayer. Her prayer leaped, red-hot, from her soul-“Have mercy on me, O Lord, Thou Son of David!” But her earnestness alone would not have upheld her under the ordeal through which she was called to pass. It would have given way if she had not had the believing conviction that Christ could heal her daughter, and that He would do so. ~ C.H. Spurgeon



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