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This  is a word from Pastor Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

Lord Help Me Tie The Knot

"Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, 'Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24)

Many times it is hard to hold on to our faith in the storms of life. The Bible tells us that our believing is a gift of God; not merely something that we have to work up. Like the disciples who were in the boat, many times God comes to us in the middle of a storm. We have the choice to let go or to ask God to tie a knot into the rope of our unbelief, so we can have something that will enable us to hang on to the Lord in faith.

Let me tell you a story from my own life. My wife has Multiple Sclerosis, a heart condition, she is blind and she is a cancer survivor. Not only am I blind as well, but I found out yesterday that I have to have open heart surgery. At first after the news from the doctor, I felt numb. Then I felt bitterness and unbelief seeping in. I knew that if I wanted to survive as far as my faith was concerned, I had to ask the Lord to tie the knot into my rope of unbelief. Although admittedly I am still somewhat in a fog, things have gotten clearer.

You may be going through a storm similar to this in your own life. Again remember the disciples in the storm. Peter essentially said to Jesus, if you're real let me walk to you on the water. Jesus did not scold Peter, He simply said "Come!" Then you remember that when Peter started to sink, Jesus lifted Him up. While Jesus comes to us in the storms of life many times, He wants to tie a knot in the rope of our unbelief and use it to lift us up. Let Him do that for you today. Get alone with God; pour your heart out to Him in a new way, for He wants to go with you through the waters, the fires, the struggles of life.

You can join a discussion/prayer/Bible study with Pastor Timothy on the telephone each week on Thursday evenings at 6 PM Arizona time for his Bible study, by dialing 1.218.936.7979 (US) and entering access code number 139535.

You can also telephone Pastor Timothy at 602-652-2179.  Leave a message and he will get back to you.

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