MAIN TEXT: JAMES 1:5-6
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.” John 20:24-29
Doubt is one thing that frustrates a Christian irrespective of how long you have been saved. Then it escalates to anxiety which in turn leads to murmuring, a habit the Israelites exhibited that God despised so much. After seeing all his great deeds and miracles they still murmured not believing that the God that brought them out of Egypt will lead them safely to the promise land.
It won’t be news to you that some of your prayer points haven’t been answered because you doubt the only GOD who can answer your prayer without needing any outrageous sacrifice from you. I want you to remove the word “wisdom” from James 1:5 and replace with whatever lack you are experiencing and read James 1:5-8 again
IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO PRAY TO THE GOD YOU DO NOT FIRST BELIEVE THAT HAS THE CAPACITY AND ABILITY TO HELP YOU.
Heavenly Father please help me trust you totally without any iota of doubt.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.