I think everyone can identify with this father’s statement, “I believe: help my unbelief!” We often find ourselves at the crossroad of belief and action. Too often our beliefs and actions do not match up–our unbelief has overshadowed our belief.
The other day I mentioned, to someone in conversation, that not everything Christ asks us to do is easy or fun. However, we obey Him because we love Him. I gave them the illustration of marriage. Often in marriage our spouse will ask us to do something that we are not “thrilled” to do, but we do it anyway. Why? Because our love for our spouse is greater than the pain of the task.
The same is true in our relationship with Jesus. We obey Him, not because it is always fun or exciting, but because we love Him more than the discomfort of the task he gives us to complete. We believe we love Him, now we need to ask Him for help in overcoming the unbelief of our disobedience, so that we are honoring Him with our life.