Faith: Sometimes Strong, Sometimes Weak

I do believe; help me
overcome my unbelief!
     —Mark 9:24

Dwight Moody asserted there are three kinds of faith: struggling faith, clinging faith, and resting faith.

Struggling faith is when we’re in deep water, struggling to keep from drowning.
Clinging faith is when we’re clinging to the side of the boat.
Resting faith is when we’re resting safely in the boat.

A desperate dad brought his demon-possessed son to Jesus, pleading, “If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

Jesus responded, “Everything is possible for him who believes.”

The father then blurted out as honest a confession as you’ll ever hear: “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

We know the feeling don’t we? We have faith, but sometimes it falters.

Today borrow that father’s prayer: I believe; help me overcome my unbelief.

God never turns a deaf ear
to a confession of weakness.

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