Despite not being raised Jewish, this woman trusted only Jesus’ words. She had faith in his ability to speak a word, and a miracle would be performed. She thus persisted in inquiring. She kept begging even after the disciples begged Jesus to send her away. She drew closer and knelt before Jesus when he appeared to be making fun of her.
And Jesus rewarded her steadfast, believing prayer! Are you sick of praying about something? I can’t guarantee that you’ll soon achieve success. However, I can assure you that if you continue to pray, God will respond when the time is right.
“Jesus answered her not a word,” it says (verse 23). How could the woman possibly accept that her last chance of recovery was starting to dwindle? The disciples begged Jesus to “take her away,” making matters worse.
The Canaanite woman insists on her desire, although it can be heartbreaking for everyone. She remained unafraid and unmoved. Jesus’ treatment of her may have easily led her to believe he was a callous and impersonal instructor.
We can observe the Canaanite woman’s steadfast prayer with all of these. She didn’t walk away from Jesus; rather, she “came and worshipped Him, asking, “Lord, help me.” When we pray, God is seeking this attitude.
4. PERSEVERANCE. She did not stop asking until she received what she desired. Sometimes, when we pray, God doesn’t instantly answer. Sometimes, things deteriorate before they improve. It appears that God’s timeline does not match our time frame. We can, however, rest certain that “all things work together for good to those who love God,” just as in the Canaanite woman’s account.
Instead of doubting God when he doesn’t seem to respond, we should ask ourselves, “What can we learn from this experience?” There is no doubt that God is instructing us in some way in every circumstance. People who can’t manage the struggles and challenges of walking the Christian path are among those who abandon the church. This can’t be the case for us, though. When we experience different hardships, we must “count it all joy.” We must put our faith in God and believe He will not withhold anything good from us (Psalms 84:11).
5. HER FAITH. ” oh woman great is thy faith. One of the most extraordinary and unexpected acts of faith recorded in the Bible is that of the Canaanite woman. The Canaanite lady’s faith was flawed, much like the woman with the blood issue.
The Canaanite woman’s next lesson is about developing her spiritual journey, which will take place quickly. She called Jesus “Son of David” as she approached him. This title was political.She most likely thought of Jesus as a magician rather than the God who performed miracles. It was claimed that this Canaanite woman was Greek. She did not adhere to the same religious principles as Jews. But this woman is one of just two individuals who received praise from Jesus for having this degree of faith in the entire Bible.
They were both of the Jewish faith. The soldier from Centurion was the other. People similar to her did not have the privilege of learning about God as children. They were forbidden from entering the synagogue, where the Torah was read every Sabbath.
However, they had greater trust than the Jews, who despised the Gentiles. It’s noteworthy how many Jews disregarded Jesus and his authority despite the fact that they were aware of the prophecy regarding his arrival.
This Canaanite woman did not take for granted what the Jews did. But by the time the
Canaanite woman had done talking to Jesus, her trust had increased. She first referred to him as the Son of David. She addresses him as Lord by the time their chat is over.
After their conversation, she comes to understand Jesus as more than just a magician. He was God in her eyes. By the end of the encounter, she was not in the same position in her faith. As you proceed on the path of communicating with God, is your faith expanding? Sometimes God will put your faith and bravery to the test.
To be continued in the final part.