I know you feel helpless in your brothers situation but remember that Christ welcomes the prayers of believers at the throne. Sincere faith gives understanding and strength to accept the will of our Heavenly Father when it differs from our own. It allows you to be trusted. He will not fail you. Faith in this sense, equals belief and certainty that you can achieve your goal. And Mark also adds in chapter 9 verse 25 that he couldn't hear either.
The story does end with this statement. I pray for God to work out the situation your brother is going through and to show his glory through it all. And it says about him he was kneeling down to Him, that is to Jesus Christ, and saying. He's got a real heartache on his hands. Mar 11:22 And answering Jesus said to them, Have faith of God. Now in our text, and we can look at our text more closely now, Jesus makes one of the great statements in all of the Bible relative to faith when He says that faith moves mountains and that it makes nothing impossible. Now this sets up the scene.
But once in awhile the weakness in my human nature or maybe its the devil saying how long can this last something has to go wrong. Which seems a nice story, glad for that child, it's wonderful. Look at verse 15 again. I promised you could do this and you can do it. There is no more solid foundation than faith in the love Heavenly Father has for you, faith in His plan of happiness, and faith in the capacity and willingness of Jesus Christ to fulfill all of His promises. I cannot bring you back to God.
He was the master of taking life situations and from them teaching and burying indellibly in the minds spiritual truth. When challenges and testing do come, your faith will lead you to solutions. The term is used only one other place and that's in Matthew 4:24. Some feel that any discussion of religion and the guidance one can receive through robust faith have no rational basis. With consistent practice, faith will become a vibrant, powerful, uplifting, inspiring force in your life. And when he knew there was no human way to conquer that problem, he ran out of faith.
Some people like to refer to themselves as a man or woman of faith. He is pleading for his son. And as he would thrash about he would have the obvious potential of falling in to either a pool of water of which there were many around the cities for the drawing of water, or falling into a fire. He was even unable to walk. Without faith, there will be doubts and disbelief, which lead to non-doing and to non-achievement.
Faith has become just a word we use when thinking of somebody who is religious. Proverbs 23:7 says that as you think in your heart, so are you, and Luke 6:45 says that what you speak comes from the abundance of your heart. Blessed well mark before you correct someone make sure you know what you are talking about; first he did not quote Matt 9:29, because that verse talks about Jesus healing 2 blind men thru their faith. So, last year on my trip to Europe, I taught a new series called The Power of Faith-Filled Words. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Have you heard that before? I want you to learn to trust Me so you'll be able to trust Me in the extreme tests. It is a universally accepted fact that prayer supported by faith can work miracles in our lives.
It is the enemy who is trying to get you to believe that you are going to be destroyed by this bankruptcy. As you repeat that pattern, your faith will become stronger. The mistakes and bad judgments I made in my life all stemmed from me trying to work things out by myself. And, you know, we fall into that category. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. A fundamental purpose of earth life is personal growth and attainment.
God has created each of us with immense potentialities. I write this one point all the time but I am going to say it again, Never let your problems be bigger than your God! Eternal life is received by grace through faith. I has sleepless night as we owe hundreds of thousands. Your exercise of faith builds character. I pray that you are taking hope knowing that all of your struggles and weaknesses are being worked out by the power of Christ. You'll write powerful and fresh messages every week with our preparation tools on a number of sermon topics, including expository preaching.
And so he has a request, in verse 15. Now when they were young and they were new, He responded immediately. Because they just have a little faith to start with and the Lord wants to strengthen that and some of us have been a Christian long time, and we ask the Lord for something and it seems like He's not even there. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it Pray in Faith This list of awesome power of prayer Bible verses is meant to encourage you today. Like I learned fairly recently that my Lord and Saviour will defeat any and all obstacles in my life. And I can't help but think at this moment that there is such a stark contrast, isn't there, between the mount of splendor and the valley of despair? And I brought him to Thy disciples and they couldn't cure him. And I believe it could change your life and mine if we learn it well.
The chief function of faith and belief is to realize, reveal, and develop the potentialities in each of us. Something that would be very, very difficult for a father to bear. I want to stretch your faith. In fact, when the Jews. And He's given us power in the Spirit of God and yet very often we don't experience the fulfillment of the promise in God's power because we don't know the persistence of prayer that keeps on praying until God responds. And running through the end of chapter 20, that is chapter 17, 18, 19 and 20, we find the Lord's special instruction to the Twelve.