Mark 9:23-24 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (KJV)
Jesus, coming down from the mount of the Transfiguration finds His disciples embroiled in a heated debate with a group of religious leaders. A man had brought his demon-possessed son to the disciples to be healed but they powerless to do anything to help him. No doubt, the “Scribes” were ragging them about it. Jesus tells the father of the child to use his faith. The answer to what seemed impossible was, as it always is, – faith. The father in turn confesses his measure of faith and his need for more.
If we are honest we all have a little faith and a little doubt. What we need is to use the faith we have and then to confess and forsake the unbelief we possess.
This passage, like many that we have studied in the Bible, points to “faith” as the solution to all of our greatest needs. Remember; God never rebukes honest faith – even when what we ask for may seem impossible.
PRAYER: My Father, I believe. I lay claim to Your Word and seek to apply it to my life daily. But, I must confess that I like everyone else have too much unbelief. Forgive me and lead me to greater faith. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
COMMITMENT: I will believe the Word of God implicitly. When I find unbelief I will work to eradicate it immediately. Unbelief will find no welcome mat at the door of my spirit.