This father lived everyday with the fear that his son would be thrown into the fire, the sea or some other place that would be hazardous to his health. Think about the stress this man and his family faced. I cannot imagine how this boy felt either. He was unable to control his own body at times. It would be a nightmare.
The father and the family came to the place that they saw the long awaited deliverance. Look at Mark 9:25, “When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.”
We all know that if Jesus says it that settles it. There is no room for debate. Jesus spoke and this boy was delivered. He had endured so much. This day Jesus showed up in his life and changed things for him. His long awaited deliverance was now a reality. It was here.
Dear friend, maybe you are struggling with some situation. You might feel like you will drown if something miraculous does not happen. Cry out to God. He is a miracle working God and He is waiting to do something in your life. He might not give you the miraculous deliverance you are seeking; but, He will give you what you need to live. He will fill you with His grace to keep going on. He will equip you.
He is more concerned with our character than our comfort. He wants us to be conformed to the image of Jesus. Part of that process is the unpleasant molding. It hurts! One day we can all rest assured that we will be delivered. It might be the day that we are called home to Heaven. As God’s children we can look forward to that. Then all that we have suffered will seem like nothing as we stand before God.
So, how are you doing?