Scripture — Mark 9:14-32
“…all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” (Mark 9:23-24)
I have said sometimes even Christians have their doubts. One man didn’t like that.
But, of course, some Christians do doubt. Some of us have even said the same thing that the boy’s father said to Jesus in the story we have read today: I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!
In this season we are asked to believe that the baby born in a stable in the town of Bethlehem was the Son of God; born not of an earthly father but conceived by the Holy Spirit. We are asked to believe that this child would be the Savior of the world and that through Him we can have eternal life. There are so many things we are asked to believe, and many of them go against human reasoning.
Most of us have moments in our lives when our faith is weak. Some situations in life can make us doubt. Even John the Baptist, who once boldly said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” began to doubt when he was in prison (John 1:29; Luke 7:18-23).
When doubts come into your life, talk about it to a Christian friend, and tell the Savior. Read the Bible, ask Jesus to remove your doubts, and be assured that everything you’ve learned about God is true. He is able and willing to strengthen you.
Prayer: Lord in heaven, we too believe, but sometimes we doubt. Please help us overcome our unbelief. Amen.
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