Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 4 June 2019


Help My Unbelief

And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, 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 9:17-24)

Today’s Morsel: Unbelief is a lack of religious belief; or an absence of faith.  Even though we may have faith and believe in God’s ability to do what He says, somehow, when there is a delay in His answer, there is that innate spirit that raises the spirit of unbelief in us. The man said to Jesus, “I believe, but help thou my unbelief.”  I went to Your disciples and they didn’t have the answer, and so I’m not sure if You can do anything about the situation or not.  I believe in You and your abilities, but I need You to give me strength and grace to put my entire confidence in You and in Your abilities to heal my son.  Please help my unbelief.  Do we pray as this man?  Every one of us who comes to Jesus for help has need of offering this kind of prayer.  In our unbelief and our doubts, we need His help to help us believe.  

Sing: I believe God, I believe God, that He will do just as He says.  Trust and obey, believe Him and say, "I believe, I believe God."

Thought For Today: “Unbelief… Not for sure”


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