“……Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief” – King James Version
“……I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” – New International Version
“…… I believe. Help me with my doubts!” – The Message Translation
These are three out of different versions of a scripture (Mark 9:24) that took on a deeper meaning for me a few weeks ago, even though the story is one that I have always been familiar with. The man in focus was looking to Jesus to heal his son of an infirmity and in one sentence he expressed both faith and doubt.
The scripture for me represents an acknowledgement of our inadequacy and a realization that even with our best efforts, we still need help. It is a statement of faith and an admission that our faith is far from perfect; a reminder that it is okay to be vulnerable and that doubt does not mean unbelief.
So these days when I find myself in a state of doubt, I mutter under my breath – “Lord, I believe; please help my unbelief”
I hope you keep finding the strength you need to believe everyday.
Wishing you an amazing Easter