Mark 9:23-24 – “If you can?” said Jesus, “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.”
There are often times in our lives when we have the head knowledge, but it ends there. This man had probably heard all about Jesus. He knew that Jesus had healed the sick, cast out demons and done many other miraculous things. His son was now possessed by an evil spirit and Jesus was the one who could help him.
In his search for Jesus he came across the disciples first. When he approached them to see where Jesus was they told him they could take care of his son. They thought they could cast out the demon, but they were wrong.
Now the man was beginning to lose faith. He saw the disciples try to cast out the demon and fail. All the stuff that Jesus had done was still true, but in his mind, he now began to think his situation was different.
How many times has this happened to you? You know all about what Jesus has done and can do, but somehow your situation seems different. Sometimes it seems easier to believe for someone else’s miracle than for your own. In a manner of speaking your have come to accept your ‘fate’.
Even though you ‘know’ that Jesus wants to help you, your unbelief limits what He can do in your life. That needs to change. With God, all things are possible and your situation is no different than anyone else’s. If you are being limited by unbelief pray as this man did and God will help you. “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief.”