And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water, intending to kill him. But if You can do anything, do have pity on us and help us. And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes! At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith! (Mark 9:22-24 AMP)
“But if You can do anything, do have pity on us and help us.”
Not a bad request I must say. The man was being modest.
Maybe he thought His prayer was too much, maybe he thought
Jesus couldn’t heal his son. Whatever the reason he didn’t
see the need to be specific, precise and definite in his request.
Jesus on the other hand saw things differently and He challenged
the man’s faith. Jesus was not cool with “maybe’s and if’s”…..
He wanted faith! After challenging the man’s faith, the man cried out
to the Lord, “help my weakness of faith”!!!
I can relate to this story so much. How many times I have been
afraid to be specific in my request, maybe because I was scared
I would not get what I asked for or I thought Jesus would say no!
But this is the thing, Jesus wants us to be specific!
We either believe God or we don’t, it’s that simple!
It’s either, “Lord heal my son” or “if you can, please heal my son!!”
I have two friends who have been trusting God to go back to
university. It’s been a battle for them. There were times it looked
like God was not going to come through for them, there were
times it seemed like everything was lost but as I write this post
one of them has already left for school and the other friend is leaving
sometime next week!!! What a faithful God we serve!
Your faith in God is not misplaced, when you put your trust in God
He WILL come through for you, He will answer you. The times of
testing will always come, the times of trial will always come but we can
“Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes!”
Don’t be afraid to trust in the Lord fully! Don’t hold anything back.
He is waiting for you to believe in Him. He is waiting for you to
trust in Him fearlessly! Step up your faith in Him. No matter
how hard it gets trust in Him! As you do that, no matter how long
It takes, He will answer you! That is the best news in the world! Don’t you think so…..😄
This is inspiring Rolain! Makes me feel ready to step up my own faith and be specific in my requests too. I love that God enjoys when we engage with him in this way!
Thanks Ali….I am challenged too. It’s time to be bolder in my faith!
Amen! Simple but powerful post of you. Thank you 🙂 Blessings to you, brother.
Thank you Karina! 😀
I have realized, once again, that in the waiting I have begun to doubt God’s love for me. Also, I sometimes struggle with feeling and believing that I have value. Thanks for this post. “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.’
I have prayed for you Emily! May God help you in this time and may He show you how valuable you are all the time. God bless you
I appreciate your prayers! I can use all the prayers I can get.
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