Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

Day 3: Believe

This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in!

In Mark 9:24, a man says to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief!” In my Old Testament Survey class yesterday, my professor was discussing the fact that, when we sin, we are telling God we don’t believe Him when He tells us what is right or what’s best for us. Every day, we continue to stumble.

This is my prayer: “Lord, I do believe in You; help me to overcome the unbelief lingering in my heart. Teach me to believe You, because You know what You’re talking about. May I never lose confidence in You.”

Praise God for His grace to us! Despite our daily demonstrations of our lack of faith, He keeps pursuing us, keeps strengthening our belief in Him as He shows us more of His character.

Lord, I believe, but help my unbelief, ’cause
Trust and fear are fighting and I’m somewhere in between
A fumbling fool I am
I’ll never understand how You, oh God of endless grace,
Can love oh, me of little faith

-Matthew West