I believe, help my unbelief

Have you ever believed something but didn’t think it would happen to you? The Scriptures say, “All things are possible to him who believes.” To believe is to have faith. Therefore, the way to receive from God is to have faith in Him. But, first, you must overcome doubt and unbelief. So, what do you do when you’re tossed between doubt and unbelief?

One day Jesus came upon His disciples as they argued with the scribes. He asked the scribes, “What are you discussing with them?” A man in the crowd spoke up, saying, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not!”

Jesus answered him, saying, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.” Then they brought the boy to Jesus. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. So He asked the boy’s father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he replied, “From childhood. And often, he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

All Things are Possible to Him Who Believes

The boy’s father had been desperate to find help for his son. But he had to overcome unbelief. He is caught between doubt and belief, which is the same as being caught between unbelief and faith. But Jesus calmly looked at the father and said, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:14-24).

All things are possible if you believe. On January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III (Captain Sully) was the captain of US Airways Flight 1549. The plane was traveling from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to North Carolina’s Teterboro Airport. Shortly after takeoff, the plane struck a flock of geese and lost power in both engines.

all things are possible

Captain Sully quickly determined that he would be unable to reach either LaGuardia or Teterboro Airport, piloted the plane to a crash landing on the Hudson River. Everyone survived the landing. Nearby boats rescued all 155 people on board. Captain Sully acted on impulse, making the split-second decision to land his plane in the river. Some people call it a miracle; some call it luck. But Captain Sully had to overcome unbelief. He believed he could do the seemingly impossible, and he did it.

That’s the kind of faith you must have when trusting God. All things are possible if you believe. You might have an incredible need right now that requires a miracle. But our God is a God of miracles. All we have to do to receive a miracle from God is believe.

Lord, I Believe, Help My Unbelief

What do you do when you come face-to-face with something you have wanted all your life? Why did Jesus respond to the boy’s father by saying, “If you can believe?” Jesus wanted him to know that nothing is impossible. If you believe you can receive from God. He wanted the boy’s father to know that If he cast aside his doubts, subdue his fears, and trust Him, his son would be made well.

Jesus tells us that when we pray, we are to believe that we receive the things we ask of God.

Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Mark 11:23-24

Sometimes we allow the circumstances of life to restrict the level of blessing we receive from God. The Scriptures say, if you are a person driven by your appetite, you put a knife to your throat (Proverbs 23:2). The Scriptures also tell us that we are what we believe (Proverbs 23:7). Taste and see for yourself that God is good. Allow God to change your appetite for Him by trusting Him for your needs, and God will help you in your unbelief.

One of the ingredients in the recipe for faith is obedience. Faith is perfected through obedience. The scriptures say that Jesus, having been perfected by His obedience to the Father, became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him (Hebrews 5:8-9). No matter what you are going through, keep believing God will turn your life around. Trust God that all things will work together for your good because you love and trust Him (Romans 8:28).

Is it Possible to Possess Faith and Unbelief at the Same Time?

We are living in the age of unbelief, and people are skeptical of everything. Almost everyone has a conspiracy theory; the truth is distorted, and gross darkness Covers the earth. People don’t know what to believe anymore. So, is it possible to occupy faith and unbelief at the same time?

Faith believes whereas, doubt does not believe. First, understand that there is a difference between doubt and unbelief. Everyone struggles with doubt. Doubt comes when you question your faith. That is why it is important to know what you believe. Unbelief is a determined refusal to believe something. When you know what you believe, your faith closes the door to unbelief.

How to Overcome Unbelief

God has provided health and healing through the death and resurrection of His Son. All the promises of God are yea and amen (2 Corinthians 1:20). This means that God answers our prayers provided we agree with Him.

Whatever God has promised, He will do. It is not uncommon to wonder if God’s promises will come to pass. If you are experiencing trials, continue to trust God for deliverance. Here are some steps you can take to overcome unbelief.

Do not harden your heart against God

The Scripture issues a warning to believers that we do not harden our hearts. “Do not harden your heart as in the rebellion, in the day of trial in the wilderness, where your fathers tested Me and saw My works for forty years.” (Hebrews 3:8-9).

Acts chapter 28, verse 27, explains what it means to have a hardened heart. “For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn so that I should heal them” (Acts 28:27). Blindness, deafness, and dumbness are the results of a hardened heart.

Know your position in Christ

“…The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 8:8-10).

How can you doubt this?

This is the summation of how one obtains salvation. Christ paid an excruciatingly painful price that you might become a part of the family of God and “receive” salvation. The good thing is, it doesn’t cost you anything to believe. It’s FREE!

To most people, salvation means, “I will get it in the hereafter.” My friend, salvation means God forgave you of the sin debt that you owed. That means: you will not die, you can receive healing, you can overcome addiction, you can have a good life, and more. When you receive salvation, you become a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

From this point forward, God will give you the grace to overcome anything, including overcoming unbelief. Start by determining to trust God. Then, choose to believe God over your circumstances. Finally, when unbelief comes, close the door with your faith.

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Recovery from Heroin
Heroin is an opioid drug made from Morphine. It belongs to the category of opium related painkillers. It looks like a white or brown powder, or a sticky black tar. Many people smoke or snort heroin, while some inject it into their veins. The number of people who use heroin has steadily risen over the years.
Why do people use heroin?
Some people take it as a means of reducing pain.
Some people take it in order to deal with anxiety, worries and other stressors.
Those who become dependent on or misuse these drugs may start looking for a stronger, cheaper, higher one.
Heroin is dangerous. Research showed that overdose death rate rose and some of these deaths happen because heroin is laced with other drugs such as this painkiller: “Fentanyl” No matter how you take it, whether by injection, snorting or smoking, heroin gets to your brain quickly and it’s also easy ever addicted. After using heroin just one or two times, it can be hard to stop yourself from using again.
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You see, the moment you take heroin, you get this ecstasy; this rush of happiness or good feelings just in a rush. Then after that rush of good feelings, you thinking and walking rate becomes slow; at times you feel like you are in a dream.
How does Heroin affect you?
It blocks your body from getting pain messages and slows your heart rate and breathing.
Overdosing leads to death.
What are the effects of taking Heroin?
Taking Heroin results in:
Dryness of the mouth.
Flushed skin
Heavy arms and legs
Collapsed veins
Upset stomach
Itchy brain
Heart valves infection
Liver disease
Skin infection
Kidney disease
Mental disorders
Lung diseases
Menstruation problems
A higher chance of getting HIV/ AIDS, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C
Have you ever tried withdrawing from Heroin on your own by personal struggles to stay sober?
If you try to stay sober from Heroin, you are likely to see these signs:
Severe muscle and bone pain
Diarrhea and vomiting
Cold flashes
Uncontrollable leg movements
Health problems
Trouble at home, work or school
Loss of white mater in the brain which affects decision making and control.
“Can I ever be free from Heroin? I want to be free”
Is this your heart’s cry? Does it really break your heart that you found yourself trapped by Heroin and you just can’t find freedom? I announce to you that you can be free! Sounds quite amazing? Yes, you can be free! Jesus paid the price for your complete dominion over Heroin. He has the power to break the chains of this addiction.
Think about the effects of being addicted to heroin. For how long will you struggle on your own, depending on yourself? Your life is so beautiful and your future is so bright, you must not allow Heroin destroy you. Your destiny is so promising and should not be truncated by Heroin. Your soul is so precious and should not be wasted by addiction to Heroin.
Dear reader, you’ve been fighting on your own to set yourself free, but the more you struggle, the more it threatens your life, future, family, health, present and eternal destiny; it even threatens the reality of living a beautiful life. Think about this!
Now, I know a Deliverer who has the power to liberate you and make you escape the snare of addiction. His name is Jesus! The Bible says, “Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4,5)
He did that just for you!
Do you know that He is the Mediator between you and God. Despite the fact that sin, and this addiction has separated you from the One who loves you, Jesus is the Mediator. God sent Him to pay the price of Mankind’s redemption; and yes, to redeem you from sinful nature of humans and Heroin which seem stronger than you are.
You need to repent and get reconciled with God. He is a holy God; and He loves you. But you can’t access Him based on religion, depraved merits and others. That is why He sent His Sib, Jesus who is The Way. Jesus says: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
So, you need to believe in Jesus and repent of your sins in order to make right with God. Surrender to Jesus and welcome Him into your heart as Your Personal Lord and Saviour. He will liberate you from the chains of sin and Heroin.
Do this now!
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By Eric Dunbar

Once addicted to crack cocaine, my story is not unique but inspiring. I have been a professor of faith for most of my life. Before you inquire about my credentials, let me explain. I don’t mean professor as in “teacher” but professor as in “squatter.” For most of my life, I have been trying to occupy what I had never fully possessed, namely, faith. You see, my trust was in God long before I used drugs. To this day, I cannot tell you what happened to cause me to be addicted; it just happened. After a lifetime of serving God, somehow, I became a crack cocaine addict. I grew up in the church. I was born with talent. I started playing the organ for local churches at the age of eight years. I cultivated strong confidence in God early in life. From the time I was five until I was eighteen years old, I can’t remember ever missing a church service. I started playing keyboards in a popular R&B band at the age of nineteen years old. Midlife When you’re young, life is all about having fun, and I was indeed having a lot of fun. Playing in an R&B band exposed me to the rigors of nightlife, leading me to deviate from the church. I started experimenting with all kinds of drugs. At first, it was marijuana, then pills, and soon, I was using cocaine. All the while, I still attended church, although not as often. When I was married, my infrequent music revenue was inadequate to raise a family. So I left the band and found a job. I have always had confidence in God, but I didn’t know how to implement my faith. When my first child was born, I renewed my faith and got heavily involved in the church. A few years later, my pastor inspired me to begin a cell ministry in my home, where I faithfully worshipped God and held Bible studies every Tuesday. About seven years into my marriage, I slipped back into drug use. This time cocaine was my choice drug. Soon after, I learned to cook cocaine, converting it into a rocky substance called crack. That was the beginning of a life of trouble. I had become a slave to the drug; crack cocaine was now my master. Confident Expectation My wife threatened to leave if I didn’t control my addiction. Nevertheless, I remained confident that God would deliver me. But my wife insisted that I seek help. I wanted to save my marriage, so I enrolled in the Narcotics Anonymous Twelve Step Program. I completed the required thirty-day classes, and I went home drug-free. Fifteen days later, I was once again smoking crack. My crack smoking eventually led to my wife divorcing me. I lost my family, possessions, and everything dear to me. Life had become challenging, and I was near depression. My parents taught me that faith believes, so I understood the principle of faith. I had faith that God would liberate me, so I continued to pray that God would soon rescue me from this evil that had come upon me. One day I opened my Bible, and my eyes fell on this scripture: “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). “I don’t go to church anymore,” I said to myself, so how can I hear the word of God? Then I thought to read the word aloud to myself. The Bible was now my best friend. I read the word to myself. The word of God came out of my mouth and went back into my ears. Alas, I was hearing the word of God. I still craved crack cocaine and got high whenever the opportunity presented itself. But for the next two years, I mostly stayed to myself, reading the Bible aloud, quoting scriptures, and praying. Believing Faith Speaks After two years of practically being alone with God, my craving for crack cocaine was gone. My confidence in God rewarded me with freedom. I learned that believing faith speaks. No longer did I profess faith, but I now possessed it. Faith is having confidence in the things we hope for. Although they are not visible to our physical eyes, we believe that God is working our hope into physical existence. It is the bridge linking us to the spiritual realm and makes God a touchable reality. When we trust God, it guarantees that God’s promises and Biblical revelations are true. We cannot detect these revelations and promises of the word of God with our physical senses. However, by trusting God, we have the confidence that our expectation will come to pass. Faith is the quintessence that the things we hope for become so concrete that even belief itself becomes a definitive reality of those things that are not yet visible. Your faith becomes so tangible that you believe you possess those things in the spiritual realm.

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