Mark 9:22-23 (KJV) 22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
The father besought Jesus to help him, if He could. Jesus didn’t even answer that question but rather told the father that it was up to him (the father) what he (the father) would believe. All things are possible to him who believes.
Too many times Christians go to God a-wishin’ and a-hopin’, and a-beggin’ Him to help them. This is not what we’re to do. God is a faith God and everything He does is in and by faith. We’re made in His image and we’re to walk by faith and not by sight. That’s what believing is. We’re to believe that what God has already promised is what He wants to do.
Our part is to believe and receive not beg God. It’s like they’re begging Him to keep His promises! We don’t have to beg Him. It’s His good pleasure to give us the kingdom.
Remember, all God’s promises are YES! It’s never a question about whether or not He will give; He’s already given. It’s a matter of whether or not we’ll receive!
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV) 7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Luke 12:32 (KJV) 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.