In Mark Chapter 9, Jesus encounters a unique situation in regards to faith. A father has brought his son who was possessed with an evil spirit to some of the disciples to cast the troubling spirit out. The problem was they could not!
The father pleads with Jesus to do what the disciples could not. In answer to the father’s plea, Jesus says, “All things are possible to him who believes.” The fathers reply sounds like many of our replies in regards to faith, “I believe, help my unbelief.”
Today if you are struggling with your faith walk, know you have plenty of company! It might help us to remember God does not depend on our faith to bring about His plans!
Faith is much more a privilege and blessing than it is a mandate. It pleases God when we express and live out our faith in Him. This is partly due to the fact that faith is unique to only His highest creation. That’s right, faith is only for mankind!
Faith, when allowed, can conquer fear, cast out evil, provide stability and give zest to life that nothing else can. If you are experiencing a little trouble with your faith today, why not simply tell God you believe and ask Him to help your unbelief!
Remember the father of the young man struggling with an evil spirit found Jesus honoring his request for greater faith and cast the demon out! Don’t allow the fact of your faith struggle to keep you from asking God for help! If you will…He will!