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Help My Unbelief

help my unbelief

 

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23). When a distraught father brought his demon possessed son to Jesus He asked if he could believe this impossible situation could become possible. This was a particularly violent demon and had often caused hurt to the boy. Jesus wanted to know if he believed He could heal him. The man gave an honest response, with weeping. The man replied, I believe but help my unbelief. I think we can all identify with this man’s answer. We believe Jesus can do it, but we have some reservations about whether He will do it for us. Unbelief is the opposite of belief. It’s hard to see how we can believe and not believe. Sometimes we believe with doubts and uncertainties lingering in the back of our minds. Sometimes it’s easier to believe for others than for yourself. Jesus cast the demon out even with the man’s answer. I think he was really saying, Jesus I need your help to believe. Jesus is the author and finisher of our believing. When doubts creep in, ask Jesus for help.