Mark 9:24 – I do believe; help my unbelief!

It’s 9pm right now & we’re almost done packing for our overseas trip, which we’ll start in a few hours from now.

As you can imagine, this is one of those perfect opportunities to stress and worry.

Fast forward.

It’s past 1am now. We’re at the airport, waiting for 230am to come by quickly.

In the past few hours, there have been many prayers, short “help us LORD” prayers and one long one (thanks brother Sam).

I know there are others who have been/are praying for us. Thank you.

Thank you LORD for hearing all our prayers.

By His grace, there had yet to be any issues or complications.

I believe we’ve packed everything important. If we haven’t, it’s not like we’re travelling to the middle of nowhere πŸ™‚

Judah had to be woken up midway through his usual sleep time. Poor guy. He wasn’t happy but again, God has shown us favour because there was very little screaming and he seems to be a happy little man now, at 130am. I don’t care what you think/say, I’d that’s not a miracle, I don’t know what is!

We got to the airport on time. II

Checked in our luggage without any issues.

Passed through immigration without any hassles.

Waiting now.

While we have a long journey ahead of us, I know that the LORD who brought us this fast, will see is through it all.

A part of me thought that fear and stress might cause havoc in me through the day, that I wouldn’t lean on Christ and rest in Him but run around like a chicken with its head cut off.

In Mark 9, we are told the story of the boy possessed by a spirit, whose father brings him to Jesus. The spirit was constantly trying to cause harm to the boy. The disciples are unable to drive the spirit out.

Let’s look at Mark 9:

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And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, β€œFrom childhood. It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!” And Jesus said to him, β€œβ€˜If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, β€œI do believe; help my unbelief.” (NASB)

And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (KJV)

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Jesus calls out the father because he doubted that Jesus could do something for his son. The father is honest enough to respond that though he believes (in Jesus), he still needs His help to overcome his unbelief (lack of faith) in Jesus. You follow?

Honestly, quite often, I am just like that father. I believe (in Him) but I still need Christ to help me with my unbelief because my unbelief, not the lack of power in Jesus/God, can actually prevent the supernatural power of God from being active in my life!

The example I used (preparing to travel overseas) isn’t anything like that of the father with a son possessed by a spirit, but the same principles apply.

Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to help us overcome our unbelief and let the supernatural power of God through Jesus, set us free to enjoy our inheritance as children of God!

God bless you!
Sri

Thank Sri with a coffee :)Thank Sri with a coffee πŸ™‚

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