Help my unbelief!

Power Verses: Mark 9:22b-24

“But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us. “ And Jesus said to him, “If you can!  All things are possible for one who believes.”  Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

The man’s son was riddled with the effects of an unclean spirit.  He was desperate for help.  The disciples had tried to heal him, but were unsuccessful.  And then Jesus gave us the words of hope, “All things are possible for one who believes.”  He would say the same thing to us today.  And I would say the same thing the father cried out, “Help my unbelief.”

All things are possible with God, or as Jesus put it in other places: Nothing is impossible with God.  The key here seems to be our faith, our belief.  Do you believe that nothing is impossible when  you put your trust in God?  God is the worker of miracles.  He parted the Red Sea as the Israelites fled Egypt.  He made the sun stand still for an extra day when Joshua was leading them in battle.  God brought back people from the dead, and He hung the stars in place.  Jesus came to show us what God is like.  So when Jesus did miracles, it was what He saw God doing.  

Somehow He gives us this invitation to the supernatural by saying that if we would believe it could happen for us.  What the father said was so honest: “I believe, help my unbelief!”  In other words, there is a part of me that believes, but there is another part that doesn’t.  Help me!  

Help our unbelief God.  Help us to see that you are the God who cares and the God who acts on our behalf.  Open our eyes to see Your greatness, Your power, and Your intervening ability.  Change our prayers from small and weak requests to bold and audacious ones.   Daniel 11:32 applies, “The people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.”


“What is impossible with man is possible with God.”  Luke 18:27

 What do you need to faithcry out for today, “I believe, help my unbelief!”?  God is able to do anything, so let’s shout with faith and move forward.


About Martha

I am an avid student of the Bible, having studied it diligently for over 40 years. More than that, I love Jesus and want to know Him and to show Him in my life. I am currently in the education field as an Elementary Principal, having degrees in School Counseling and Administration. I have a post graduate degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. I have also gone to Bible school at the Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions (now Columbia Biblical Seminary) in Columbia, South Carolina and spent summers in youth ministry as well as five years as a youth director in a Baptist General Conference church. View all posts by Martha

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: