A. W. Pink
Who was this woman?
How and what did she know about Jesus?It is quite amazing then that she would even approach Jesus. In reading the story, Jesus seems to be very reluctant to respond favorably to her and her request. She seems to be a bother to Him, in fact. But this is simply not the case, as we shall see.
Somehow this woman knew some very basics facts about Jesus. She must have seen Him healing others and heard the many accounts about Him that swirled about the region - accounts of those who had not been refused by Him.
What made this woman so confident in approaching Jesus?
Am I as confident and persistent as the Canaanite woman?Our understanding of the Lord's willingness is crucial to actually receiving what we ask for. In this story, it is a foregone conclusion that if this woman had not persisted in her asking, had she walked away dejected because of what seemed to be a refusal by Jesus, she would not have been commended for her faith, nor would her daughter have been healed.
We don't believe You're able.