“Lord I believe; help my unbelief” Mark 9:24
This is one of my favorite prayers in the Bible. How raw and honest it was. I have meditated on and prayed this prayer over and over. It is such a humbling place to come to. A place where you know your belief is not where it needs to be. A place where you know you need help.
For a long time I was afraid to speak about my unbelief or even honestly acknowledge it. I felt as if I wouldn’t really be a “Christian” if I had disbelief. Or I’m not spiritually mature if there are areas of unbelief in my life. WHAT A LIE!!! Having unbelief in different areas in your life is expected. And guess what? God is prepared to help. The Bible gives clear examples of people who struggled with their faith and belief and He still used them in big ways (think about Moses, Sarah, Esther, or Joshua).
I’ve learned that it’s best to be honest with God. Because, welllllll He knows all anyway. And when I don’t express my unbelief, I’m really just hiding it from myself. My relationship with God has gone deeper and become more intimate through my honesty. I believe that our relationship with God should be the realest, rawest relationship we have.
Friends, I want to encourage you to bring your unbelief to God. If there is any area in your life that your faith is struggling, tell the Lord about it. He is a loving Father and longs to have a deeper relationship with you. But it requires your honesty.
Lord I believe, help my unbelief.
In His love,