Often, we don’t want to admit that we are struggling with our faith. There are going to be times when we doubt. In the story below from Mark chapter 9, we see a father asking Jesus to heal his son. Read what the man says to Jesus about his doubt…..
17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”
19 “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”
“From childhood,” he answered. 22 “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.”
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
We should do as this man did when we doubt, ask the Lord to help us with our unbelief. There are going to be times when we face tough situations and we will need God to give us the faith to get through. No need to put up a front because God already knows where we are with our faith; Let’s just ask for help with our unbelief.