Anchoring in God | Mark 9:23-24

Anchoring in God

Here is the second verse on my journey of Anchoring in God! This verse is all about crying out to God and asking Him to help our unbelief.

I am SO guilty of KNOWING that God can move and work, yet still doubting and not trusting Him completely.  Anchoring in God and in His word is vital to growing and giving Him full control of my life.

Then Jesus said to him, “If you can?’ Everything is possible to the one who believes”. Immediately the father of the boy cried out, “I do believe! Help my unbelief.”
Mark 9:23-24 HCSB

I feel like I am in the place of the father right now asking for God to do a miracle “if He can”… However, He is totally capable and fully God. He can do ANYTHING! I must trust Him with everything and rely on Him completely. My prayer right now is that He will help my unbelief.

I heard this verse in a sermon a couple of weeks ago, and the pastor said, “the incarnation of Christ anchors us regardless of life circumstances”. God will anchor our soul and we can trust Him. He is worthy of our faith.


Not the thought of faith and just knowing that God can move and work miracles. But truly believing with everything that we are that He is able! We must depend on Him and put our full and complete trust in Him. This is the kind of faith that He is worthy of. Faith even when we can’t see the result.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not very good at walking by faith and not by sight. It’s hard for me not to see the end product or how things will turn out eventually. By anchoring in Him and His word I can turn my eyes to His faithfulness in my life over the years, as well as His faithfulness since time began and all through the Bible.

I guess it’s all really just a focus shift off of my present circumstances and on to His amazing and perfect faithfulness. Even today I am convicted and preaching to myself more than you can imagine.

It may seem so simple and easy to do, but just like the father of the boy cried out to Jesus, “help”, I need Jesus to help my unbelief too.

If you would like to read more, here is my last post on Anchoring in God | Deuteronomy 30:20.

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