Last night I read Mark 9 to Garren. Beginning in verse 14 we read the story about a boy with an unclean spirit. The boy's father had tried everything to help his boy get healed, to be freed from this spirit. He finally brought the boy to Jesus' disciples. Turns out they weren't able to do anything about the boy's problem.
Jesus enters the scene, and the man explains what is going on. As soon as the boy came into Jesus' presence, the spirit recognized Jesus and caused the boy to convulse and roll around on the ground. The dad pleaded with Jesus: "If you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us!" Jesus replied "If I can? All things are possible for one who believes." The man replied "I believe; help my unbelief!"
I believe God can heal Garren. I believe that that He is all-powerful, that He is in complete control. I believe that. But there is always this little shadow of doubt lingering in the back of my thoughts. "What if he doesn't get better?" "What if things don't turn out the way I want?" "What if this doesn't go right?" I find myself battling between belief and unbelief. "Jesus, I believe; but help my unbelief!"
It is interesting to note the end of this story. After Jesus heals the boy, his disciples ask Him why they couldn't heal him. What had they done wrong? What were they missing? Jesus said to them "This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer."
As I mentioned last night. The doctors cannot heal Garren. Only God can. And only through prayer.
Thank you for praying with us.