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Immediately the father of the child cried out,
 "I believe; help my unbelief!" - Mark 9:24 (NRSV)

My daughter has been sick for over two years. We’ve seen numerous doctors and specialists but have received few answers. Time after time, doctors have said they can’t help her. This situation makes it easy for me to relate to the father in Mark 9. Feeling worn down and helpless,...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for allowing us to confess our doubts and unbelief to you. Help us in our unbelief. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Mark 9:14-29

Thought for the Day

God listens when I confess my doubts and gives me strength to keep going.

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