Despite the weakness of faith the father received an antidote to his ailing faith, the working of Jesus’ power. Some of us will receive the antidote to our weak faith in trusting Him to death. Jesus healed the man’s son, but healing does not always come. Sometimes He helps our unbelief in less obvious ways.
The boy’s father must have understood that “if” was never an option. ‘Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23). Healing is always subject to the will of God, but the power of God unlimited. If healing does not come, we can be confident that God does not lack power or love. We can be certain that He is working in ways that lie beyond our comprehension.
We can trust Him for salvation and we can trust Him daily as He works “in all things … for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). The Spirit helps our unbelief when we read, “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all … will … also, along with him, graciously give us all things” (Romans 8:32)?
Our faithlessness does not limit God; it limits our opportunity to participate with God in healing this sick and dying world.
“Surely this is our God.” We can trust in him, and know that he will saved us. “This is the LORD!” (Isaiah 25:9). Let all who are weak of faith come, “all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost” (Isaiah 55:1).