Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured.
Salvation is only possible through faith. Who lacks faith will get absolutely nothing in his or her life. But worst of all, the lack of faith could earn not receive salvation but live eternally in a place of perdition. Who seeks salvation must first have the faith to believe that he or she will get it. We must have the faith of the woman of blood flow, as Matthew 9:21 says: for she said within herself, If I do but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.
In the gospels, Jesus told four people the same words: your faith has saved you. These people were the sinful woman (Luke 7:50), the woman with the issue of blood (Matthew 9:22 and Luke 8:48), the leper (Luke 17:19) and the blind man of Jericho (Mark 10:52 and Luke 18:42). The sinful woman made her demonstration of faith anointing Jesus’ feet with perfume. The woman of blood flow showed her faith by touching Jesus’ garment. The blind and the leper trusted that the Lord could heal them and He did.
Faith is necessary to save us, that no doubt. We cannot pretend to be saved in the middle of the doubt. Nor can obtain salvation using different faith to do things. Nor our deeds, good or worthy or believe us, nor our good luck or money or be popular and admired throughout the world. None of that guarantees salvation. Nor do we save by being leading members of a particular church or come from a family lineage. Only faith in Jesus Christ gives us the assurance that we are saved.
Scripture is very clear on this. Says 1 Peter 1:5: who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. He continues, 1 Peter 1:9: receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls. Faith keeps us to get salvation. That same faith has the specific purpose of saving our souls. So the Bible makes abundantly that faith is the vehicle that leads to salvation.
We have seen that both Jesus and Peter affirm the role of faith in our salvation. Paul reaffirms in Ephesians 2:8-9: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. We are saved by grace; but through faith. And to leave no doubt, Paul states in Ephesians that salvation is a gift, a gift of God and that our works do not help us at all.
Now that you know you need faith to save, you could ask me: faith in what or whom? Am I can save if I have faith in my abilities and myself? The faith that saves you is the faith in Jesus Christ. And faith means trusting blindly. Show your faith giving your heart, your life to Jesus Christ. Let Him lead your destination. I assure you that you will have made the best decision of your life and you will gain eternal life. God bless you.