What Jesus Did! 'Help Me Not To Doubt' — Mark 9:24

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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The father became very excited. He said, "I do believe. Help me to believe more!"
— Mark 9:24 NLT
Illustration of Mark 9:24 NLT — The father became very excited. He said, "I do believe. Help me to believe more!"

Key Thought

All through this story, each of the people involved is so genuine about his emotions and faith. Rather than pretending he had full faith, the father acknowledged he believed, but needed help in overcoming his doubt. I don't know about you, but this is where I often find myself during a period of testing in my life. Imagine how powerful this honest prayer can be in our lives!

Today's Prayer

O Abba Father, I believe, but please help my faith to grow stronger and to become more confident so that I can serve you in more powerful ways ... to your glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 11:22-24
  • James 1:5-8
  • Mark 6:27-52


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.