“If you can? said Jesus. Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23
There was a family who had a son that was possessed. The demons would throw the boy into a convulsion and often throwing him into fire or water. The teachers of the Law and the disciples were unable to do anything about it.
The parents decided to bring the boy to Jesus. The father tells Jesus what is happening and how long. Then he makes the statement: “But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us”.
Jesus questions the statement “if you can”. It is like the father really does not believe Jesus can do it. It is only a last-ditch effort to find help for his child.
There is not a lot of hope or faith in the statement of “if you can”. True faith will state “you can” and “you will”.
Very often people will make this statement to God. Many will question if God really can help them. People look through their finite eyes at the situation and see it as hopeless. They cannot see a solution to their problem. The wall is too large, even for God.
People will go to God in prayer and make the statement, if you can. They do not really expect God to meet the need.
Yet, Jesus stated that everything is possible for anyone who believes. You need to trust God and believe in His Word. God has stated that He will meet every need that you have. God loves you and will take care of you.
You may not see the way God will meet the need. God may do a miracle and instantly meet the need. Other times, He may meet it through someone else. Yet, other times, He may meet it by bringing you through the situation with strength.
Do not question whether God can meet your need or not. Know that He can. Trust in the way He will choose to meet that need and accept it.
The father, in the next verse, asks Jesus to help His unbelief. He wanted to believe. Do you believe today?
I pray today that God will help you to believe; that you will choose to believe; that you will trust in God’s provision; that you will trust in God’s methods; and that you will have a testimony to share of God meeting your needs.