How Do You Have Faith When You Don’t Have Faith?

Screenshot 2018-08-30 at 12.20.33 PM“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)

This was the confession of the father who’s boy had been possessed with an impure spirit. He desperately wanted and needed to believe that Jesus had the power to deliver his son. And, yet, this wasn’t the first time someone had claimed to be able to help his son. There had been others. They had not only failed him. They had taken advantage of him…his deep desperation to see his son delivered.

Ever been there?

After all the stuff I’ve done, after all the things that have been done to me…could God really forgive me? make me new?

The good news seems to too good to be true.

The gospel seems unbelievable.

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

How do you have faith when you don’t have faith?

Let these truths sink in:

  • Faith is not an emotion. Faith is not something one possesses. Faith is something one chooses. 
  • Faith is not about what you feel. Faith is what you declare based on God’s revealed truth.