“Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.” Mark 9:24
This cry to believe in God's faithfulness is the cry of someone who yearns and seeks all of God. Not only is it a cry for greater faith, but it also reveals the spiritual hunger of the one who cries out. It is the cry of one who believes some, but within His soul, cries, pleads, longs, and yearns to believe completely.
As I grow in my knowledge of God, I understand Him greater as my Savior, and realize He is my constant friend. His power becomes more real in my life, and I believe in Him more and more. But at the time time, I am more aware than ever before of failing in complete trust. "Lord, I believe. Help Thou mine unbelief." This is cry of my spiritual heart. I believe, but I long to believe more, so I cry out for more faith. My faith increases, and then I cry for more. This is my journey of spiritual growth in faith in my Savior. Step by step I grasp His promise. Each step as it becomes secure in Him provides a sure foundation for the next step to come. This cry for more faith is my soul's hunger to trust completely in my God. To conquer all lack of trust.... to conquer all unbelief, I surrender all of my will, all of my self-control, all of my efforts, all of my agenda, all of my desires, all of me to His greater plan for my life.
He hears my cry to have greater faith. He answers my prayer with more faith, but at the same time He answers my prayer with greater power to understand where I need even more faith. Lord, I believe, but help my unbelief! As I make every effort to grow spiritually, He leads me upward in greater faith. With each sure step I receive faith that cannot be shaken.... faith that is more sure and strong. If I increase in Him, His faith will increase in me. I will lack nothing as I move upward toward the prize of greater and greater faith.
My journey continues. He leads me step by step. If I never stop, I will never lack.