I believe, help my unbelief!
A cry, a prayer I have uttered many times especially during the last few years. This verse in Mark 9:19-29 has resonated in my heart since I first read the account nine years ago. When I doubt the power of Christ in my life, in the lives of others, this account of the father wanting healing for his son comes to my mind. He has the ability to change lives, it is unbelief that is the problem. Matthew 13:58 says Christ did not do many mighty works in His hometown because of their unbelief.
We accept Him with simple faith. Many accept His gift of salvation but it stops there. We go to church, do church things, check the boxes and look the part. Many times we say we believe and accept these things yet do not change. We are quick to label another person or a situation in our lives or the life of others hopeless.
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He desires to change hearts, change lives, redeem, restore, rebuild and glorify His Name. We will let Him work up to a point then label other things impossible.
Too much work? To far gone? Why bother, no one else knows...These are just a few of the countless lies satan uses to keep us stagnant, ineffective, bound to our sin. Is there any place where God's presence is not already there? Is there a situation, any circumstance He does not have knowledge of? No.
I am learning He will use everything for His glory and in my life and in the lives of others. I just need to be willing and believe!
He will deliver the drunk.
He will break the strongholds of pornography and sexual sin.
He will change the habits of the drug addict to be addicted to Him.
He will heal the wounds of abortion in both women and men.
He will break the generational sins.
He will heal broken families.
He will revive our hearts.
He will give us the ability and strength to forgive.
He will forgive and heal our wounds.
He will use each of us to grow and further His Kingdom.
He will help our unbelief.
Cry out and ask Him. We need to first confess our sins and forsake (to quit or leave entirely; abandon) them...Prov 28:13
Our action, our lack of action show our hearts, mirror our unbelief.