Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” Mark 9:21-22
A father bought his son to Jesus disciples to be healed, he was full of doubt but he was desperate so figured he would give it a try. Not surprising that the disciples couldn’t drive out the demon on their own. Why? Because of the Fathers lack of Faith in God.
God looks at your heart, he knows your deepest thoughts. To just go through the motions of a Christian are not enough. You need to truly believe and understand the Power of the Living God
“‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23
By Jesus response he seems insulted, here’s someone asking him to perform a miracle but they don’t even truly believe he can do it. Can you relate to this? Are you expecting miracles from God but don’t truly have Faith in God? Faith is what activates Gods power, for we walk by faith and not by sight.
Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24
The Father then took a leap of faith, he decided he believed Jesus can do all things. Faith is like walking off a cliff and expecting God to catch you, sometimes it seems scary or irrational but we must put our Trust in The Lord
When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” Mark 9:25
Once again Jesus showed his mercy on them and he healed the boy. As Jesus said “Everything is possible for the one who believes” We must live by these word and walk in Faith in Jesus Name Amen