Is it appropriate to ask the Lord to strengthen our belief? And if we can ask Him to do this, how does He go about it?
In Mark 9:14-29 the father of a demon possessed boy said to Jesus, “If you can do anything please take pity on us and help us.” “If I can?” Jesus replied. “Don’t you know that anything is possible for someone who believes?”
“I do believe,” the father said. “Help me overcome my unbelief.”
This father had come to the end of himself. He admitted that his faith was insufficient to believe his son could be healed, and asked Jesus to take pity on him. His admission of weakness and his cry for help caused the Lord to respond. In watching Jesus heal his son, the father’s faith was increased.
So it is with us. When we come to the end of ourselves, admit to our insufficiency, and turn our problems over to the Lord, He will respond. As we watch Him restore order to the chaos we’ve created in our life, our faith will be increased.
The Lord said, “My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in weakness (2 cor. 12:9)