I believe (4 of 6)

Mark 09:24 AV
And straightway
the father of the child cried out,
and said with tears,
Lord, I believe;
help thou mine unbelief.‭

Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.‭
In our day, faith and unbelief struggle fiercely with each other in the world.
Seldom has there been a time when unbelief asserted its influence in such broad dimensions.
But faith is also confirmed on the other hand, and is compelled to speak out more forcefully than before, and to guard its inheritance.

This struggle is found everywhere.
Just as in the time that Jesus walked on earth, they are also now found within the narrow setting of the human heart.

Perhaps you, who read these lines, know how to speak of them.
You too may have experienced times of fainting faith, times of discouragement and doubt, and in contrast times of renewed courage of faith and increased love.

There were sometimes days or hours in your life when you could shout in confidence: “I know that my Redeemer lives, whether it is going to live, or it is going to die, in Him I am well protected!”

And then again there came dark hours in which the eye of faith was clouded.
Well, if in those hours, like that shocked father at the foot of the Mount of Transfiguration, we can only stammer, “Lord, help my unbelief!” For our Savior understands that stammering prayer like no other.

And He also says about this, “I will bring comfort to the mourning.”

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