Help Our Unbelief
Being a Christian in today’s world is getting harder all the time. Though years ago, it seemed to be the way most people chose to live, today’s motto seems to be: If it feels good, do it! Perhaps a better motto would be: If it’s the right thing, do it…even if it hurts!
God’s way seems so old-fashioned to most, it is not even considered an option. As a society, we have become so accepting of the world’s way of conducting our lives and so afraid of being considered “different” that we go along with anything just to be accepted. This has led to the problems so many face today of depression, eating disorders, feeling inadequate and teenage suicide.
Marriage used to be sacred, a union between one man and one woman. To live together out of wedlock was considered a sin. Today all manner of sexual activity is accepted and few eyebrows are raised or objections made. Children are left too many times to fend for themselves and being raised “by the village”. Schools are expected to teach social behaviors as well as provide an education….where has our sense of responsibility and accountability gone?
As I see it, the biggest contributors to these problems has become the ones who make our laws. The leaders of our “one nation under God.” have chosen to make laws that go against God’s laws of decency and common sense. In whose best interest are these laws being made? Certainly not our children’s, that’s for sure.
It is clear: We must find a cure for this formula for failure. As the church, we are crying out, “What can we do? We speak and no one listens. What can we do to turn our country back to God?”
When Jesus was training His disciples, He gave them the power to cast out demons. In one situation a father brought his son, who was suffering from an unclean spirit which was causing him convulsions, to Jesus and asked Him to remove it. This father had already asked the disciples, but they were unable to help. Jesus told the man in Mark 9:23 “If thou canst believe. All things are possible to him that believeth.”
Mark 9:24 ….the father of the child cried out, ” Lord, I believe. Help thou mine unbelief.”
Jesus rebuked the demon by saying to him in verse 25: “Thou dumb and deaf spirit. I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.”
This story is also told in Matthew 17:20-21. The disciples later asked Jesus why they had not been able to cast out the demon and He told them, “Because of your unbelief.” In verse 21 He continues to say, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
God alone can rid our country of the unclean spirits and evil demons that are working so hard to destroy it and our children. Some evil is harder to fight and will be cast out only with much prayer and fasting. We must, as this father did, cry out to Jesus for help with our unbelief! With enough faith, all things are possible and our country CAN be turned around.
My name is Betty Fritz. I was born and raised in Texas but have resided in Elkhart, Indiana for the last 25 years. My husband is a Hoosier so that’s how we wound up here. We have two daughters and a son plus 6 grand kids…..3 boys and 3 girls.
I retired last year after working for 24 years at Elkhart Child Development Center. I’ve been writing since a teenager and have taken several writing courses. I enjoy writing short stories. I wrote a book of poems, RHYMES OF THE TIMES, which was published a few years ago. I have written countless songs, a few for which demo recordings have been made. Recently I’ve been writing blogs..most of them about my faith and things the Lord has taught me in my Christian life over the last 51 years. My inspiration comes from my personal relationship with Jesus Christ and my desire to see that my grand children grow up in a Christian nation. My goal is to bring glory to Him and help others to see that there is POWER in the name of JESUS!