“I believe, help my unbelief.” Raw, honest words from a father desperate to help his son. He was not condemned by Jesus for his statement. Rather, his son was healed. Perfect faith is not a requirement for God to intervene on our behalf.
That’s a beautiful truth because our belief is never perfect. There’s always an element of unbelief, some way in which we are failing to trust God. Faith is not the absence of doubt. Faith is pressing into God in the midst of our doubt, pleading with him to perfect our faith like only he can.