All too often I think we succumb to discouragement when we feel our prayers ascend no further than the ceiling. The mountain didn’t move so we’re tempted to settle into a faith that grows mediocre and stagnant. This incident in Mark 9 presses us to think otherwise.
The key lies in not viewing our faith, especially when it falters, as a finished product. Jesus answered that father’s plea to help him overcome his unbelief and his son was restored. The disciples also allowed their faith to be altered, remodeled. History records they continued on with a faith that changed the world.
Jesus said, “Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)
Lord, I ask that you would keep working in my life, to change, modify, alter, and reconstruct my beliefs into a living and vibrant faith. Amen