I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief…
The cry of a desperate father seeking divine intervention to deliver his beloved son from pain and suffering.
The length we will go to see a loved one delivered from pain and suffering is beyond literary explanation. This human instinct is one of the keys to our survival through the ages. Our ability to nurture, protect, provide and pass-on knowledge and skills to our off springs, is supreme in comparison to other life forms on planet Earth. In fact The Rabbi used this innate ability as an allegory while explaining God’s commitment to answering our prayers. In His words;
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Back to the thought at hand; I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief, we see an oxymoron. Is it possible to believe and still find ourselves in a state of unbelief? Ofcourse yes, hence this account presented to us in the Holy Writ.
All we need friends is that glimmer of faith to catalyse a change or breakthrough. It is called a Mustard Seed faith – and once it hits the soil of our hearts, The Lord in His infinite mercy meets us halfway.
So, Can You Meet Him Halfway?