Is God Your Problem?
A father brought his sick child to the disciples and asked them to help him. So they prayed. They prayed again. And then again. Nothing happened. Something was wrong. Where was God when they needed Him? Why was He not answering?
Had you been there that day to see the disciples praying for the child, you would have thought they were operating in great faith. It looked that way. They sounded so positive. They prayed so loud. But beneath the surface, hidden from view but very active, lurked something hideous, very hideous–unbelief!
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. (Matthew 17:19, 20 NKJV)
Jesus did not sugar-coat His answer. His response was not, “God moves in a mysterious way.” Nor, “You can never tell what God is doing.” Neither was his response, “It was not the will of God.” He laid the blame squarely on one thing–their unbelief.
The disciples had an unbelief problem, not a God problem! God was present, able, and willing to heal the little boy that very hour. This is certain.
Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. (Matthew 17:17, 18 NKJV)
God was not their problem. And He’s not ours, either. God never is. He is forever good, loving and faithful. He does not need to change one iota. We do! And He will change us , from glory to glory, as we behold Him in His Word, in prayer, and in fasting.
Is God your problem? No, but He is your Answer!