If Thou Canst Believe

Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

This verse begins with the supposition that “If thou canst believe” then all things are possible.  Since this is the KJV  it may not make sense to you so it can be easily translated to “If you can believe”.  The first question that comes to mind is, Why couldn’t I believe?  What are the qualifiers that limit my believing?

First of all, believing is a spiritual response rather than an emotional or mental response.  It is not based upon anything that lies within us alone but it is based upon our relationship with the Lord Jesus.  No amount of straining or effort will aid us in our believing.  Our predicament  does not necessitate the working of the Lord nor does our desires.  What God will respond to is our faith in Him.  It is our dependence upon His wisdom and ability that produces great results.

In order for us to believe, we must first believe that He is limitless in His power and love.  This comes by our knowing Him.  Experience by experience we grow in our faith in Him.  Time and Time again He has proved his ability to overcome life’s barriers and give what is best for us.  This relationship is built one trust at a time.

The question then becomes, Have you walked with the Lord until you are at rest with Him in charge, against whatever you face?  The possibilities are only limited by your faith in Him.  Do you believe that He has your best interest in His heart?

 

 

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