Mark 9: 9-29
In a roundabout way, this story warms my faithless heart. It’s because the disciples don’t always get it right either. Their prayers aren’t always answered, their power is often limited by their lack of faith.
When my prayers seem ineffective, when God’s power seems a million miles away, I turn to this story to know that I’m not alone. That it’s only by God’s grace that my work has any effect.
This doesn’t mean that I sit back and let God do everything. It DOES mean that I can’t control God. If I could, then would it really be God I am controlling?