Brain vs. Nerves

Mark 9: 24 “Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’”

Sometimes doubt is less a question of logic and more a question of overcoming our sense of what is possible. In Mark 9, a father brought his son to Jesus for healing, and Jesus basically said, “This is possible if you just believe.” You can see the father’s response in today’s verse.

I see this applying to me in particular when it comes to believing in Jesus’ love for me. I know my own sin and failings, and I find it hard to believe that someone would love me so much that they would die for me and take the blame for those sins and failings. Believing such a thing and basing my life on it is like consenting to walk blindfolded on a tightrope while trusting that a force you can’t feel is going to keep you upright and moving in the right direction. I might be able to convince my brain, but it’s going to be hard to convince my heart and my nerves.

Where do you, like the father in Mark 9, feel your soul shouting, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”