Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Continuation of "Help my Unbelief".....

I did a blog post a few weeks ago and called it
Help My Unbelief".
If you click on the title, it will take you to the post. Well....this post today is sort of a continuation of that story. Like I said yesterday, sometimes God uses the same scripture in a short period of time to get my attention. He did the same thing with the story of the man who asked Jesus to heal his son. He knew that Jesus could do it....he believed that he could do it....but somewhere there was some doubt because here's what he said to Jesus:
Mark 9:24 (NLT)
The father instantly cried out,
"I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!"

This thought came to me last many times do I pray a prayer, taking my petition to the Lord....then, raise my head and doubt that He will answer it?
Do any of you do that???
Am I alone in this???
I sure hope not!!
Do you understand what I'm saying?
I'll bow my head and pray, taking my burden for whatever it might be to the Lord....always say "if it be thy will"....and always end "in Jesus' name".....but, how many times do I raise my head back up and wonder how in the world God is going to be able to answer that prayer? Will it be in the way I want it answered? Will He give me what I asked for? How long will He take? When will I know?

I want to get to the point where I pray my prayer to the Lord and let it be as Mammie used to say, "that's that about that"! I've given it to Him. I believe that He wants what's best for me....and I believe that He will answer my prayer in His time, and in a way that, whether I see it at first, or the best way!!
I never want to doubt God even one tiny bit.

I looked up the word "unbelief" on my favorite web-site:
www.biblegateway. com.
(If they ever start charging, I'm in heap-o-trouble!!!)
I found 16 results for the word unbelief, all found in the New Testament.
This one touched my heart:
Matthew 17:19-20 (KJV)
Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief
for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
If you look up this scripture in the New Living Translation, it says:
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them.
It saddens me to think that I could...would...ever be accused of not having enough faith.
But....if I don't pray believing...then, I don't!!
I hope anybody reading this can learn from my failures.
God has blessed me and Pappy so very much....way beyond I could have ever dreamed, or hoped.
My prayer is that He will "help my unbelief"....and strengthen my faith!!!

In His Love...and with mine!!!

1 comment:

  1. You are not the only one who asks those questions and have doubt. I do believe we all go through it, alot. My blog today had a repeated message in it too, about prayer. I wrote it last night and posted it today. See what you think. Love ya!!!!!


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