Where do we learn that faith must be complete to be genuine? Our own weak hearts say it to us often enough, and our lingering unbelief is only too ready to hiss into our ears the serpent’s whisper, “You are deceiving yourself. Look at your doubts, your coldness, your forgetfulness. You have no faith at all!”
To all such gloomy thoughts, which only sap the strength of the spirit, we have much to gain from the story of the woman who crept up and touched Jesus’ cloak for healing ‒ the reality of an imperfect faith. So let us cling more confidently to Jesus for every discovery of our own weakness, and gain a stronger faith as we go on in the Christian life.