Last week, I wrote about perspective. This was the main point: people with a God-centered perspective (outlook) can make the best of difficult situations. So, what happens if you lose your perspective? What happens when your tough spot lasts beyond your prayer for relief, and it’s hard to trust God for deliverance? Is there any hope when you lose perspective? Absolutely, and the man, with whom Jesus converses in the verses above, proves it!
This man lost his perspective. His perspective was so off that He asked Jesus, the all-powerful Savior, if He could heal his son. Jesus replied, “Anything is possible if a person believes” (Mark 9:23, NLT). At this point, the man realized he had lost his perspective. Thankfully, however, his response shows us how to get it back, “… help me overcome my unbelief” (Mark 9:24, NLT). He asked Jesus for help and later put the problem (his son) in His hands.
When you lose your perspective, admit it. Then, like the man, ask God for help. Jesus is ready, willing, and certainly able to help restore your faith. Just put your problem in His hands, for He “is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46:1, NLT).