Dear God, show us the road
that you have chosen for us,
and give us the courage
to walk down it... Amen

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Jesus said, "All things can be done for the one who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried out, "I believe; help my unbelief!" -Mark 9:23-24

The drive to the hospital was snowy. The grandparents in my car were in shock. Their daughter and five-year-old grandson had been in a terrible traffic accident. The daughter came away uninjured, but the grandson had fared much worse. The grandparents in my car were pleading with the Savior much as the father in the Mark 9 passage pleaded for his son's healing.

As the days of waiting passed, they were desperate to find the right prayer. The condition of the child worsened; the church stood with them, praying through the pain. How could we believe? We began praying, "Lord, help our unbelief."

The Lord heard and gave those grandparents a week more with their grandson. That helped them to deal with the tragedy they were facing. As the little boy neared death, we learned that another family was praying as well. Their little girl needed a heart. God helped two families through times of great pain. Though one child died, the little girl whose name we never learned lives on. The family's compassion mirrors the compassion of the One who helps our unbelief.
(David B. Smith)

Loving Father, strengthen our faith in the most painful moments of life. Amen.

-Today's Joys-
Progress- Leaning on HIM
Cody passing his Language, and Science Gateway
Kind words from a friend

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