Mark 09:24 AV
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.
The sick boy’s father is speaking, or rather, is praying.
The man was in need with his boy.
The disciples had already been trying, but they could not help the boy. Now comes the Master Himself. If you can do anything, help us, begs the boy’s father.
All things are possible, to him that believes, said the Lord.
And then the man said: I believe, Lord!
We have to notice that he puts that first.
It was there, that faith in Him Who had performed so many miracles.
It was not missing. For if he had not had faith, he would not have visited Jesus.
And, we must also pay attention that the Lord did not contradict it. It were not just words!
But the man also knew his own heart.
Help my unbelief; or in other words remove my doubts, strengthen my weak faith.
It wasn’t that this man didn’t believe at all. If that had been the case, he would have stayed at home. And then he would have missed the blessing of strengthening his faith, and his little boy would not be healed.
Unbelief is not helped. People who suffer from attacks of despair are.
Faith stands in the midst of a sea of doubt.
The Lord has helped him. The unclean spirit was expelled.
What a loving compassion for the small and weak human children.
I believe, can you say that?
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