Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lord Help Me With My Unbelief

“The woman said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep."” —John 4:11

Have you ever said to yourself, “I am impressed with the wonderful truths of God’s Word, but He can’t really expect me to live up to that and work all those details into my life!” [..] These doubts or misgivings about Jesus begin as we consider questions that divert our focus away from God. While we talk of our dealings with Him, others ask us, “Where are you going to get enough money to live? How will you live and who will take care of you?” Or our misgivings begin within ourselves when we tell Jesus that our circumstances are just a little too difficult for Him. We say, “It’s easy to say, ‘Trust in the Lord,’ but a person has to live; and besides, Jesus has nothing with which to draw water— no means to be able to give us these things.” […] My misgivings arise from the fact that I search within to find how He will do what He says. My doubts spring from the depths of my own inferiority. If I detect these misgivings in myself, I should bring them into the light and confess them openly— “Lord, I have had misgivings about You. I have not believed in Your abilities, but only my own. And I have not believed in Your almighty power apart from my finite understanding of it.” CHAMBERS

Mark 9:21-24  “Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

It is one thing to study something and agree mentally that it is true.  It is another thing to apply it to your life.  The man knew about Jesus and His ministry, that is why he went to Jesus.  But then the man was faced with reality.  Could he really believe that Jesus could heal his son.  He said “If you can”.  And that is how we approach Jesus in our lives.  We pray and all the while are thinking “If you can”.  I could almost sense the frustration in Jesus reply to the man.  We have just puny faith in the Lord.  We would like to believe He will help us .. we think He can .. but don’t really trust that He will.  So we must say “Lord we believe but help us with our unbelief!” ELGIN

Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

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