Faith – Make It Real

Ask Without Doubt

James 1:5-8

Man who is unsureIn James, he tells us, “If there is any one of you who needs wisdom, he must ask God, who gives to all freely and ungrudgingly; it will be given to him. But he must ask with faith, and no trace of doubt, because a person who has doubts is like the waves thrown up in the sea when the wind drives. That sort of person, [who is] in two minds, wavering between going different ways, must not expect that the Lord will give him anything.”

How many times have you prayed for help or a need only to have the answer be “No”? You even may have felt as if your prayer had been ignored.

Next time, before you pray, you must decide if you are truly going to believe that God loves you enough to answer your request in a positive manner or not. Then, leave it in His hands to do what is best for everyone concerned. (What we believe is the best outcome isn’t always so.)

If you ask with a believing heart only to begin doubting soon after, you have already told the Lord, “Never mind. I changed my mind”, at least according to this Scripture verse. It’s like Peter in Matthew 14:30 walking on water toward Jesus, until he began to doubt. What happened then? He sank in the water.

It’s something to think about. I guarantee you that it’s true. I’ve seen a drastic change in my life, since I put aside all doubts in Christ, though it’s a constant struggle. Remember, God is FOR YOU!

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