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October 15, 2019

“Then the chief of staff stood and shouted in Hebrew to the people on the wall, “Listen to this message from the great King of Assyria!  Don’t let Hezekiah deceive you.  He will never be able to rescue you from my power.  Don’t let him fool you into trusting the Lord by saying, ‘The Lord will surely rescue us.  This city will never fall into the hands of the Assyrian King!’” 2 Kings 18:28-30

BELIEVING WHAT YOU DON’T SEE

(Part 1 of 2)

‘The poor father struggled desperately with a son who suffered terribly with seizures.  Doctors, religious leaders and family couldn’t get the boy relief so he comes to Jesus as a last resort.  He had heard of all the miracles Jesus was performing.  “Surely there is one more miracle left for us”, the father must have been thinking.

When he finally arrives to where Jesus is, at first it seemed hopeless.  Jesus’ disciples tried to heal the boy to no avail and when they brought the boy to Jesus, the child suffers a grand mal seizure.

I find it interesting that Jesus calmly strikes up a conversation with the father while the boy is convulsing on the ground.

“How long has this been happening to him? Jesus prods, as if He is asking about the weather.

The father obviously in anguish and distress and most certainly in complete frustration lashes back, “Since childhood!” He continues on to explain their horrible existence and in complete surrender of which he says something that tears at my heart,

‘YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, HAVE COMPASSION ON US AND HELP US!’ Mark 9:22

Isn’t this our cry when we are in distress?  We believe in God, we believe in His love, we believe He is a healer and provider and Savior, we know He can do anything-So” WHY CAN’T YOU HELP ME RIGHT NOW? IF YOU LOVE ME, HELP ME!”

One thing the Lord does not do-As Isaiah so accurately explains, God’s ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours.  He doesn’t do what we expect… but He does expect us to have faith in Him

    Jesus simply answers us, “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” “Anything is possible if a person believes.” Mark 9:23                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    …to be continued tomorrow…