Encouragement, Faith, God's Word, Healing, Jesus

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief, and He is So Good, He Does

Help my unbelief Lord

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.
Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.
And He is SO good, He does.

 

So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”

And he said, “FROM CHILDHOOD. And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

Jesus said to him, “IF you CAN believe, ALL things ARE possible to him who believes.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.” ~ Mark 9:21-27 (CAPS and bold my emphasis)

We see in Mark 9, a desperate father who sought Jesus for his son’s healing and deliverance, and like all of us who’ve been in a dark and terrible situation for far too long, it becomes harder and harder to hope in those dark valleys, but God is SO good, He even helps us with our faith when we ask Him.

Immediately upon the asking, mercy and compassion showed up and honored a father’s desperate prayer for faith help. Jesus’ answer – only love – He totally set his son free.

O God, we cannot measure Your goodness, mercy, and faithfulness, but we know Your name is Faithful and True [Revelations 19:11].

Renewed Mind

By the Renewing of Your Mind

Romans 12 2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

ROMANS 12:2

 

By the renewing of your mind. We need to see, hear, touch, and feed on the Word for ourselves. It’s not enough long-term to only be fed by our pastors. The Word is life to our bodies and health too.

Plus, can we truly always trust every teacher of the Word to deliver it to us without filtering it through their own faith limitations or denominational, man made doctrines?

A little at a time. Even a few lines at a time…seek the Lord and seek Him in His Word to have your mind renewed.

I’ve been a working single mom since my son was 5 weeks old (horrible but no choice at the time), so I understand massive time constraints, but some is better than none.

Prayer

Lord, teach us to seek You and Your truth no matter what, so we our minds are renewed and we can continually take in life – Your Word.

Prayer, The Heart

God looks on the heart

2 chron 16 9[3001]

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

2 CHRONICLES 16:9

Lord, preserve me and keep me. Keep my heart from the things of this world which greatly pale in comparison to You and eternity. They really can’t even be said to compare.  But even so, You are so good that You search the earth, this natural and temporal realm, for hearts that are loyal to You, so You can bless them and be glorified through them. Thank You for all the ways You’ve been good to me (and my family), the ways You are good to us now, and the ways I know You will be. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.