Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan
"She had spent everything she had on doctors" (Luke 8:43)
Indeed, it is at those times when all other remedies have failed, we finally decide to cry out to the Lord. We come closest to God at our lowest moments when all other means have exhausted themselves, and we have nothing to rely on except God. It is painful to get to that point, but when you do, God’s there.
Approach Jesus with humility and complete trust, as the woman in the Gospel did. Have a personal contact with Him, simply by touching Him with your praying hands, and you’ll receive a brand new life from the hand of the Master.
Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could cure her. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his clothes, and immediately her hemorrhage stopped. Then Jesus asked, “Who touched me?” When all denied it, Peter[m] said, “Master, the crowds surround you and press in on you.” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; for I noticed that power had gone out from me.” When the woman saw that she could not remain hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him, she declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”