So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him. Matthew 17:16
Remember the childhood nursery rhyme about Humpty Dumpty? Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Presumably he wasn’t bothering anyone. But something happened that caused him to have a great fall. Whether it was at the hands of someone else or by his own choices, the result was the same – he fell. He had people in his life who thought enough of him to help, that wanted to see him restored. They wanted him to be back in his place of sitting on the wall. Whole. His friends scooped him up. The king’s horses and the king’s men did not find success working in their own might. What would have happened if they had gone directly to the king, the overseer of the kingdom?
In Matthew 17:14-21, a father came desperately running to Jesus due to seizures his son was having. Jesus had just come down from a mountain top meeting that included Peter, James, and John, as well as Moses and Elijah. It was a supernatural experience. When Jesus meets the man and hears his plea regarding his son, Jesus spoke to the condition and the boy was healed that very hour. The disciples then asked Jesus, why they could not do that. He tells them it was because of their unbelief and goes further to explain the need for prayer and fasting. If we fast forward to the book of Acts, after the Holy Spirit had come, we see disciples of Christ healing.
We will have times where we will fall, when we have challenges that are going to require more than a prayer that only hits the ceiling. When you have a friend, family member, co-worker, church member, neighbor, associate, etc who has a challenge, can they come to you to help them? Can you on behalf or Christ at any given moment? Are you ready?