Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Power in Believing

In Mark chapter 9 there is a desperate father whose son has a demon spirit living within him. This demon causes the boy to seize and fall to the ground and be sick. He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, becomes stiff and unable to move.

The boy was brought to the disciples and doing what they were taught to do, they prayed over him. The father, the boy, and the disciples were amazed that nothing had happened. They had come no step closer to healing. Not even one.

Questions were raised. Doubts were fueled. Accusations were thrown and anger was alive.

One day as Jesus was passing through the city the father caught up with him and said, “If you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

Jesus replied, “If I can! All things are possible for one who believes.”

Chapter 9 goes on to tell us that the father ended up screaming, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

That day the boy was saved, he was cleansed, and the demons were cast out.

I wonder how often we walk in disbelief? I wonder how often we ask and pray and yet we still doubt the faithfulness and power of God to pull through? How many times do we look Jesus square in the eye and say “If you can…”?

My question to you is: Do you fully believe in the power of God? Do you believe that He will always come through for you? Do you believe that you’re worthy?

You are.

We have only to believe.

All things are possible for the one who believes.

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