September 14 – When Faith Fails
Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Mark 9:24
This cry of the human heart is as expressive of human need as it was when uttered to Me while I was on earth. It expresses the soul’s progress.
As a soul realizes Me and My Power, and knows Me as Helper and Savior, that soul believes in Me more and more. At the same time it is more conscious than before of its falling short of absolute trust in Me.
“Lord, I believe. Help Thou mine unbelief.” The soul’s progress – an increased belief – then a cry for more faith – a plea to conquer all unbelief, all lack of trust.
That cry heard. That prayer answered. More faith, and at the same time more power to see where trust is lacking.
My children seek to go up this path, leading by each stage, nearer to Me.
Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in departing from the living God. Hebrews 3:12