Meditation on Mark 9:14-29

“I believe; help my unbelief!” Paper Cutout, Phillip Schwartz 


Jesus asked the father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. It has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to destroy him; but if you are able to do anything, have pity on us and help us.” Jesus said to him, “If you are able!—All things can be done for the one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!”


Sometimes belief is simply a matter of having the desire to believe. In order to to believe in God we need to have both a desire to believe, and faith that what we believe is true. Like the father of the boy in today’s passage, we can ask Jesus for help with our unbelief, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

Phillip Schwartz



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