When we experience a problem, we may have initially tried to figure it out on our own. We may have researched the internet, asked our friends, or spent money for a solution. After we exhausted all our resources, then we’ll go to God.

Some believers may criticize or condemn us for not going to God first. Although that may be true, the criticism is unnecessary. Look at Jesus with the woman with the issue of blood. Jesus could have criticized the woman for going to multiple doctors and spending all her money instead of coming to Him first but, He didn’t. He was simply glad she came and put her faith in Him.

There are two lessons we can learn from this. If we have a problem, no matter how long we’ve waited, we can always go to God with an expectation to receive a solution. Secondly, if we see someone trying this or that to fix a problem, don’t criticize them. Lovingly lead them to God and pray they won’t be swayed elsewhere.

Mark 5:26 She had suffered greatly under the care of many physicians and had spent all she had, but to no avail. Instead, her condition had only grown worse.

Mark 5:32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”