And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.
by: Katie Brown.
Jesus was moved by the Canaanite mother’s bold faith and He healed her daughter instantly. As children of God, we also have the ability to come to God directly in our times of need. How often do we come to God in prayer with this kind of determination? Are there areas in our lives where we need healing? Do we faithfully lay down our requests at God’s feet? Too often, we fall back on our prideful instincts to try to solve our own problems. But God is looking for us to cry out, “Lord help me,” and to believe that He will hear and answer.