“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like the wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the sea. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;”
Great job! We’re memorizing James 1 one verse at a time and we’re adding verse 8 this week:
‘he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.‘
Double – minded. Changing his mind over and over. Not sure. Not confident. Not grounded.
So, how do we become stable? When the waves of life crash all around us. Over us. Into us. Shoving us. Frustrating us. Making us unhappy. Tired.
God tells us to believe and not doubt.
Believe he is the creator of the universe. Believe that he is in control. Believe that he wants the best for us. Believe that he sent his Son to save us. Believe that he gives us wisdom when we ask for it.
Believe – not doubt.
Become stable. Sure. Confident. Grounded on the Rock.
Thank you, dear Father.