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Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Mark 9:14-27 KJV
(14) And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.
(15) And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.
(16) And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?
(17) And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
(18) And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
(19) He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
(20) And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
(21) And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
(22) And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
(23) Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
(24) And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
(25) When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
(26) And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
(27) But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

Unbelief plagues even the believer. How hard it is to have faith. Even when one knows the experience is beyond human ability, it is still hard for the believer to believe in everything God gives or does for a person, whether it healing, a miracle, an open door that was impossible, or even prophesy. Even with reality of events and evidence the impossible seems improbable. Without evidence the work of God is dead. Yet without new evidence Godís work can not be made alive in the believers heart. Evidence is all around us from the newness of a newborn, to the nature that surrounds our universe. For some Godís creation is not enough evidence for them to believe in God. With that thought one has to ask what would it take for non believer to believe that can not except Godís creation has evidence of who God is?

I do not doubt for the non believer that totally looking for proof of God that even evidence of a boy born dumb and possessed by evil spirit that throws him into the fire or water would be enough evidence for them to believe if God delivered the boy from evil spirit. The Father was a believer in God. He understood all things were possible to those that believed, but what he did know if he had faith to believe in the healing for his son. The man cries out to Jesus help my unbelief. Jesus heals the boy that is possessed. Evidence the boy thrashed until the devil released him. The boy laid as dead and Jesus raised him back up healed. The miracle alone should help with unbelief, but I do not doubt it take a few days for the reality to truly sink in that the boy was no longer tortured by demons. Evidence that would be seen with each passing day. Healing and miracles of healing are often that way. It is the miracle of the storms in life that come from hurricanes, tornadoes, fire and flood that often teach a person the reality of a living God. Storms are only a short time, but it is the rebuilding that will either make or break your faith from survival of a terrific storm. If you find God in the storm, you find the power of God that continues to help you rebuild. If you find the hope in the healing of someone you know or someone you do not know because you witnessed the transformation, then God is helping you to have faith. Faith comes by hearing the word of God and seeing the works of God. The word of God is sharper then any two edge sword, but it is the evidence of Godís word coming to life that enables one to believe. Miracles stabilize the lack of faith.

Dear Heavenly Father you are the king of kings and the Lord of Lord. Your miracles are wonder to behold. Let us your handiwork not just in your creation but in those around us as you meet their every need. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

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