By Gary Galbraith
Jesus was once approached by a father whose son was showing signs of demonic possession from his youth. The father said to Jesus, "If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us". Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Notice the father had his "if" and Jesus has His. We often wonder if God will answer our prayers. God wonders if we will trust Him for the answer. The word "if" is a conditional word. Most times, God's activity in our lives is conditioned upon our faith. Why? Because its all about relationship, and relationships are built on trust. When we believe, it not only invites God into our situation, but it activates God. Jesus Himself said, "all things are possible for him who believes". We all struggle with walking by faith. The father in this story later said "I believe. Help my unbelief." So the key is to deal with your doubts by giving momentum to your faith by taking whatever leap is needed in your life. It is in the place of your faith that you will encounter God. Be a believer today!