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

Friday, June 14, 2024

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The father instantly cried out, "I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!"
— Mark 9:24 NLT

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 to help us overcome our unbelief 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

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Illustration of Mark 9:24 NLT — The father instantly cried out, "I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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