Five Minute Friday::touch

And behold, a women who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fridge of his garment, for she said to herself,”If I only touch his garment, I will be well.”. Matthew 9:20-21(ESV)

I suffer from periodic Major Depression. Yup, Christian, I know His truth, I know who I am in Christ, yet from time to time for anywhere from 4 weeks to several months a darkness hangs over me.

In the past, I felt no hope during this time. This past episode was different. Intellectually the enemy was telling all the lies that knock me down.

No good

Not qualified


This time was different because deep in my heart my hand had hold of the hem of his garment. I knew if I kept hold, kept doing the next right thing I would be well. Thank you Jesus that you touched my heart so deeply that I knew you had me, know you love me and will never push me away from holding onto the hem of your garment.

Praise God today for his mercies are new every morning!


Five Minute Friday is a weekly writing prompt under the leadership of Kate Motaung. Click here to read other blogs on the word Touch

5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday::touch

  1. I love how you made the comparison of what you went through and the woman who touched the hem of His garment. My heart always goes out to her. I’m so glad you reached out, too.

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  2. Thank you Nancy. The way you write just makes it so clear how Jesus is there for us no matter what we are going through. You are an amazing child of God and I am Blessed to know you. I can relate to this with the depression but I would not be able to put it in such a wonderful way. My writing abilities are pretty rubbish so I appreciate seeing my feelings in real words. xx

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  3. The story of the woman touching Jesus’ robe is one of my favourites and I love how you linked it to your own situation. I’m sorry about your struggles with depression but I’m glad you’ve been able to find hope in the midst of it by holding on to Jesus. It is so comforting to know that he always cares for us and welcomes us just as we are.

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