What do you do when you reach a point where you believe God is able, but you are not so sure that He is willing? You stand looking at your mountain, knowing that God could hurl it into the sea, but it won’t budge.
In Matthew chapter 9, a father approaches Jesus asking him to heal his son. He says to Jesus:
“If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!”
Jesus said, “If? There are no ‘ifs’ among believers. Anything can happen.”
No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, “Then I believe. Help me with my doubts!”
(vs. 22-24 The Message)
This father obviously believed in Jesus or he wouldn’t have asked for his help in the first place. But something made him question whether Jesus would be willing to help him. Maybe as we face our troubles today, we have our own set of doubts. We’ve prayed to God to help us, so it’s not that we doubt Him, we doubt ourselves. Could it be that we think the reason we are trapped in an endless struggle is because we’ve let Him down; that we’re not worthy of His mercy?
“That is why the Lord says,“Turn to me now, while there is time.
Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.”
Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.
Who knows? Perhaps he will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this curse.”
(Joel 2:12-14 NLT)
God’s grace and mercy is for everyone. Not one of us is unworthy to receive it if we will turn our hearts to Him and allow Him to shape and mold us. Believe with your heart, confess with your mouth and know in your mind that the Lord of all lords is eager to relent today. Be prepared to receive a blessing instead of a curse. Walk in victory. In Jesus name. Amen.