When All Else Fails

Mark 9:22 – “…if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.”


The man was greatly discouraged as shown by what he said to Christ.

There is no doubt in my mind that the father had taking his child to the physicians, but they could not help.

The father had brought the child to the disciples of Christ, but they could not help.

The father had brought his child to religion, but religion could not help.

The father could find no help from any source.

The child had been influenced by the devil for a long, long time.

The man would take any help Jesus could and would give.

The man doubted that Jesus could give full relief to his son and himself.

Lost people don’t come to Christ for salvation until they have run out of options.

People must come to Jesus Christ if they are going to receive his help.  Notice the following scriptures where Jesus helped those people who came to him.  Understand, you may know Jesus can help, but you will receive no help at all if you do not come to him, asking for help.  You might know Jesus can save, but you will not be saved if you do not come to him, asking forgiveness of sin and eternal life.

1.       Matthew 8:2 – “And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”  This leper broke the law of Moses by coming to the multitude to come to Jesus.  Jesus said nothing at all about his breaking the law of Moses, but healed him.

2.       Matthew 8:5,6 – “And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.”  If the centurion had not come to Christ, his servant would not have been healed.

3.       Matthew 8:16 – “When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:”  These would not have been healed if “they” had not brought them to Jesus.

4.       Matthew 9:27-29 – “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.” 

5.       Matthew 20:29-30 – “And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.”