C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Help Thou Mine Unbelief

And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

We read in Mark 9, after returning from the “mount of transfiguration”, Christ was confronted by a father who had a son with a dumb (deaf/mute) spirit. This son had been possessed and tormented by this foul spirit from childhood. The man asked Christ for compassion and help. Christ asked the man if he believed. The man didn’t say “yeah” with a shallow meaning, but “straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief”. Christ indeed helped.


Help Thou Mine Unbelief! Help Thou Mine Unbelief!


If you don’t know Jesus Christ as Savior, please cry out to Him today. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. [John 6:37]

If you are in the valley of despair and doubt, cry out to Jesus Christ today. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [Matthew 11:28-29]

You don’t have to feel alone, for Christ has said; I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. [Hebrews 13:5]

Are you feeling – I don’t know what to do?

Cry out: Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

What do you have to lose, but your sin and sorrows.

2 comments:

Royce Ogle said...

I absolutely love this story of the father with wavering faith who though admittedly had some unbelief yet had just enough faith to get what he desired. His son was restored to health.

Often just enough faith to ask is quite enough to get what we need or even want from God.

Grace to you,
Royce Ogle

Writer, Splinters of Silver.com said...

Christ said if we had the faith of a grain of mustard seed we could move mountains. What does that tell us about ourselves?

Thanks for stopping by.

John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.