Focal Text: James 1:5-8
Praise the Lord Beloved!!!
Happy Sunday to you. 😀
Today, I am going to talk to you briefly about a wavering faith.
Beloved, if we believe that God is who He says He is and will do what He has promised, then why do so many of us consistently waver in our prayers? Instead of exercising bold faith, we come to the Lord “HOPING” He will hear us and answer our requests, but we’re just not sure He will. Let me tell you, with this kind of thinking, we cannot expect to receive anything from Him.
You see, one reason we’re so prone to doubt is that we fail to see God at work in our circumstances. We asked, and nothing happened. But we have to realize that the Lord isn’t some cosmic bellhop who jumps in response to our requests. “NOOOO!!!!” He sees past, present, and future and knows the right time for every answer. His invisible hand is already at work on our behalf, arranging situations to accomplish His will, opening hearts, and preparing us to receive what He wants to give.
Another cause for uncertainty Beloved, is “IGNORANCE”. You see, if we don’t know God’s ways, we’ll be disappointed in His response. All too often our prayers are accompanied by expectations of how He’ll work. When He fails to intervene according to “Our” timetable or anticipated method, we start to doubt. But placing our faith in the Lord and trusting in His good and perfect ways gives us stability as we wait for His answer.
So Beloved, to overcome doubts, you must spend time in the Word to learn God’s principles and ways. Then you’ll begin to grasp what He wants to achieve in your life and how He goes about it.
Beloved, inspect your past from a biblical perspective, and you’ll see your faith start to grow as you see the unexpected ways He answered your prayers.
From the Bishop, W. F. Houston, Jr. Ministry,
have a blessed Sunday.