I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!
There was mixture in this dad’s heavy heart—a hybrid of belief and unbelief. It wasn’t one person saying, “I believe” and a different person saying, “help me overcome my unbelief!” It was the same person saying both—belief and unbelief, saint and skeptic, living in the same skin.
Are you struggling with the same mixed bag? Believing, but not entirely? Trusting, but not totally?
A leper said to Jesus, “If you will, you can make me clean.” The best this distraught dad could manage was, “If you can, help us.” To the leper Jesus said, “I will.” To the dad he said, “I can.”
To you he says, “I can and I will.”
Faith brings victory where defeat seems certain.