Sunday, May 1, 2011

Help my unbelief.

Our mentors and family at GFA have been encouraging us to "pray big" for our support to come in and that we will go soon. I have struggled with this. I never have an issue praying for God to do awesome and amazing miracles in this world or in others lives so why, why do I find it so difficult to know that God can and more importantly wants to do the same things for me?
It boils down to my lack of faith in the almighty God. I feel like the man in Mark, chapter 9 who took his son to the disciples to have a demon casted out of him. Here is the story...

Mark 9:14-28 --
And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. And he asked them, "What are you arguing about with them?" And someone from the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able." And he answered them, "O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me." And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?" And he said, "From childhood. And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. 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!" And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again." And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, "He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

I read this passage a couple months ago in my daily Bible reading and really marveled at how the man asked Jesus to "Help my unbelief". God is the one who grows our faith and this is my prayer now!! "Help my unbelief, that I may know and trust you more and that you will do great things" Please pray "big" with us that God would see fit to send us soon.


Braley Mama said...

praying sweet sister! I know how it feels and please just know that we are praying and praying you to get here!!!!

Dave, Krysten, Andrew, and Kira said...

Oh Summur,
you are so precious to me and such an encourager! Can't wait to be with you there!!
Much love to you!