Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-24
I’ve struggled with this scripture for years. How can you believe and have unbelief at the same time? Because our mind is where the devil plays. He plays out movies of the most horrendous accident with your children in the car. He plants doubt: “Others may get their healing, but you won’t”. So even though this father came to Jesus for his sons healing knowing that Jesus COULD heal him, I believe the unbelief part was, WOULD He?
Satan is constantly trying to convince us that we’re not good enough, holy enough, ‘Christian’ enough, but the grace to heal doesn’t come by our works, it’s a gift and there’s only one way to get a gift, just receive it. Walking around sick doesn’t glorify God, walking in health does. No wonder satan tries so desperately to keep us sick & broke with words that reflect our thought life.
Speaking what you see isn’t faith, speaking things that be not as though they are, that is faith. Jesus said to SAY to impossible things (mountain), “Be gone!” don’t doubt in your heart but believe that what you say is done and it will happen. (Mark 11:23) We say it, then we doubt. Thats being double minded and James 1:8 says we’re unstable in everything.
So how do I win over my thought life? Be renewing my mind in the Word of God. Bringing my thoughts under subjection of the Word. The Lord showed me that if I measure all my thoughts with the Word, I will know which ones to keep and which to throw away.
Do you see why it’s so important to know the Word? John 8:32 says, “You shall know the TRUTH and the TRUTH shall make you free.” There is nothing more true than the Word of God.
So Lord, I purpose to keep my thoughts in check. Philippians 4:8 NLT “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Remember this: We serve a ‘more than enough’ God, not a ‘just enough’ God, and He’s no respecter of persons.