DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE?
“Wire-walkers” are known for their death-defying performances. These well-prepared and highly skillful entertainers are known for walking on thin wires that are suspended high in the air over dangerous sites. Normally they use a long pole for balance.
There was one “high-wire walker” who decided to use a wheelbarrow filled with 200 pounds of bricks for his balance as he crossed Niagara Falls. After he accomplished his feat, a crowd of reporters gathered around him and began to ask questions. After he answered the last question, he pointed to one of them and asked, “Do you believe that I can take this wheelbarrow that is now filled with bricks back to the other side?”
“Certainly,” came the reply.
“Good!” The wire-walker then dumped the bricks on the ground and said to the reporter, “Get in and I’ll take you to the other side.”
Mark tells the story of a father who brought his demon-possessed boy to the disciples for healing. They failed. Then, he took his son to Jesus, and said, “Do something if you can.” And Jesus said, “If I can? Anything is possible if you believe. But, do you believe?”
And the father replied, “Lord, help my unbelief!”
Our faith only grows when we pray, give our fears to God, and trust in Him alone.
Prayer: Father, remove our doubts and fears and fill our minds and hearts with a faith that completely relies on You for all things. Please, remove our unbelief. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24