My heart hurts when I read this story. I can feel the pain and discouragement.
The boy (v 39) was defenseless against the thing that had him bound.
The father (v 38, 40) was desperate for someone to help.
• I beg
• I begged
The disciples (v 40) were disappointed.
• could not cast out the demon
Aren’t we often in one of those categories: defenseless, desperate, or disappointed?
The solution is always the same – it’s Jesus.
Jesus rebuked the spirit when the disciples could not.
He healed the boy when the boy could not heal himself.
He gave the father his heart’s deepest desire – the return of his son.
I don’t know where you are today…
Just plain “down”
But I know Jesus is the answer.