23th of April – EXPECT and BELIEVE

Sometimes we pray and believe, that God will solve immediately our problem. But we forget, that God`s time is different from our meaning of time. We think, that our Lord is not listening, we often doubt or even fall in dispair. It is our faith, that can help us, with the strenght of the Holy Spirit we are able to believe, have faith, even when we are in bad situations. We have been chosen to be the beloved of our Lord, and eeven getting throuh bad times, we will always be able to come out and come to the light !!

We can speake to the devil: I am the house of the Lord, go out, this is not your place. The serpent will be trodden down by our feet.

When the disciples of Jesus wanted to force out a demon of a boy, they were not able to, because of their lack of faith. Jesus said :” You people have not any faith – how much longer must I be with you? Why do I have to put up with you?”  …..    This words we can read in  Marcos: 9:14-29

Jesus Heals a Boy

14 When Jesus and his three disciples came back down, they saw a large crowd around the other disciples. The teachers of the Law of Moses were arguing with them.

15 The crowd was really surprised to see Jesus, and everyone hurried over to greet him.

16 Jesus asked, “What are you arguing about?”

17 Someone from the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought my son to you. A demon keeps him from talking. 18 Whenever the demon attacks my son, it throws him to the ground and makes him foam at the mouth and grit his teeth in pain. Then he becomes stiff. I asked your disciples to force out the demon, but they couldn’t do it.”

19 Jesus said, “You people don’t have any faith! How much longer must I be with you? Why do I have to put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”

0 They brought the boy, and as soon as the demon saw Jesus, it made the boy shake all over. He fell down and began rolling on the ground and foaming at the mouth.

21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”

The man answered, “Ever since he was a child. 22 The demon has often tried to kill him by throwing him into a fire or into water. Please have pity and help us if you can!”

23 Jesus replied, “Why do you say ‘if you can’? Anything is possible for someone who has faith!”

24 Right away the boy’s father shouted, “I do have faith! Please help me to have even more.”

25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was gathering fast, he spoke sternly to the evil spirit that had kept the boy from speaking or hearing. He said, “I order you to come out of the boy! Don’t ever bother him again.”

26 The spirit screamed and made the boy shake all over. Then it went out of him. The boy looked dead, and almost everyone said he was. 27 But Jesus took hold of his hand and helped him stand up.

28 After Jesus and the disciples had gone back home and were alone, they asked him, “Why couldn’t we force out that demon?”

29 Jesus answered, “Only prayer can force out that kind of demon.”

Let us change the  ATITUDE  of believe.


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