The more I study The Scriptures, the more I learn that there is not a single one of us who doesn’t struggle with believing what our Creator has said. We ALL struggle with what is plainly written, due to our own filter of tradition, personal experience, past hurts, insecurities, fears, and doubt. But the promises contained in The Scriptures are nonetheless true, and the One who made them trustworthy to do just as He said He would do. He always has, and He always will. He does not change, therefore we have to change. I understand more and more why the man in Mark 9 said what he said in response to Yahshua the Messiah telling him, ” “If you are able to believe, all is possible to him who believes.” His child was being thrown in the fire by a spirit. He had brought the child to Yahshua’s disciples who could not cast it out. But Yahshua can, and He did. Mark records this “And immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, ‘I believe Master, help my unbelief!’” His promises are so mind-blowing that our flesh man can’t comprehend them. They don’t fit into our mold of intellectualism, man-made satanically inspired drug sorcery, psycho-babble nonsense, and just plain old doubt from fear. I echo this man’s cry. I do believe, but I struggle with these big things in my life, and my family, that I can’t see the way over or around the mountain, or through the storm. He knows the way. He said He would provide for me today, and that I don’t have to worry about tomorrow, because He already has that provision. He promised to provide for everything for living, our health, food, shelter, clothing, for our spiritual health, even help to believe.
His promises are to His children – those who believe in Him, which means believing what He said. His promises are to those who turn to Him in times of distress. The man, in Mark Chapter 4, even though he struggled with belief, believed enough to come and seek.
I do struggle with belief, when the mountain looms before me, and the storms rage around me. But I do believe and so I cry out, “Help my unbelief.” I believe He can and will help.
“Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, יהושע the Son of Elohim, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who was tried in all respects as we are, apart from sin. Therefore, let us come boldly to the throne of favour, in order to receive compassion, and find favour for timely help.” Hebrews 4:14-16