As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians,f she could not be healed by anyone. She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peterg said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” Luke 8:42-48.
We may want to be touched by God, but He wants to be touched by us. There are many places in the Bible where we are told that someone’s faith healed them, or at least demonstrates that a person’s faith set the miracle in motion. How often are we waiting for God when He is actually waiting for us?
God is always present, and His word has been recorded that we may access His promises. “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” (2 Peter 1:3-4).
To experience the power of the next world, you must turn from the powers of this world, and believe in the one who created both worlds. He is always present. We are usually unaware of Him and the unseen world that has power over the seen world. The woman who touched Jesus and was healed was surrounded by people who touched Jesus and received nothing.