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Hiding Our Hunger

Anchor Devotional - 03.04.18

“Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling. Then he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.’”

Luke 8:47-48

What was on your mind when you woke up today? Our hungers often surface as worries, problems that refuse to be solved, cares that weigh us down through the day. What’s wrong with me? Everyone else seems just fine, while I’m always chasing after something!

So, we hide. We hope to go unnoticed. We pretend we’re fine. Our need feels embarrassing or perhaps doesn’t sound spiritual enough to say out loud. We might hide on the internet, trying to find answers in our online anonymity. Or we might hide in a crowd, listening as others share while hoping our own questions will be answered.

When the bleeding woman pressed through the crowd to touch Jesus, she was counting on remaining hidden. She knew Jesus was busy and her need was ugly. But He wouldn’t let her sneak away healed. He brought her out of her hiding so He could speak to her face to face. Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace. Not only did He restore her body’s health, but He established her soul’s relationship with God and her place in the community.

Scripture Focus

Luke 8:40-48


Your hunger is not hidden from the Lord. Jesus hears your sighs and groans and knows your trembling faith.

Read the Bible

  • Numbers 5-6
  • Psalm 63
  • John 4