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"I BELIEVE! HELP THOU MY UNBELIEF"
 
 
by Dalton Key
 
for the week of January 7, 2018 
 
 
 
         No problem, no catastrophe, no sorrow is larger than God’s desire and ability to help.  And God, who “cannot lie” (Titus 1:2), has indeed promised to help His own.
 
          The Psalmist declares, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”  (Psalms 46:1.)  The Hebrew writer reminds us, “He has said, ‘I will never leave you, nor forsake you.’  So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.’”  (Hebrews 13:5,6.)  And the best-known, most-loved passage in all of the Scripture still reads as it always has:  “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want . . .  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:  for thou are with me . . . Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:  and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  (Psalms 23:1,4,6.)
 
          The question is not:  “Does God care?”  He does.
 
          The question is not:  “Will God help me through my troubles, my difficulties, and my sorrows?”  He will.
 
          No, the real question, the one each of us in Christ must answer, is this:  “Do I believe what God has promised?”
 
          In the words of one anxious father of long ago, “Lord I believe; help thou my unbelief.”  (Mark 9:24.)