Throwing it Out Part 2 of 3

Throwing it Out Part 2 of 3

James 1:6-8 tells us about the dangers of asking God for something and then not believing. Verse 6 gives us an example of what we’re like when we ask God for something but don’t apply faith to it. It says “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind…” When we look at waves being tossed by the wind, they’re unstable, and even scary at times. When we  ask God for something but don’t apply faith to it, we are like those waves…unstable. If I pray about something and still worry about it, the problem will nag me and go away. Only to come back a couple of hours later. I’m up one minute and down the next…just like those waves. Its no wonder why verse 8 says I’m double-minded and unstable in all my ways when I do this.

After we’ve sought God about our problem, we believe by speaking about it as if it’s done (see Romans 4:17) and by not worrying, or thinking about it. In a post titled “What Are You Thinking About“, I talk about how we can control what we think about. We can choose to let a thought stay in our minds, or we can replace it with something else. This means we have be active in our thinking.

…to be continued

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  • Nikell

    Praise God! I’m glad you were blessed by this post! You are so right God is indeed the ultimate problem solver.

  • Nina

    I LOVE THIS POST!!! I have to go back & read the first part, but this is just confirmation for me yet again. I sometimes struggle with believing God for exactly what I ask for. Its not that I don’t believe he won’t come through, but in the process of “waiting”, I still sometimes think about the problem. Thanks for reminding us that we must be STABLE in our thinking, especially our faith. I bless God for the assurance of knowing that he IS the ultimate problem solver. All we have to do is STAND. :-)