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Request Wisdom in Faith
Bible Passage James 1: 5-8
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & book James.

Request Wisdom in Faith

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached March 30, 2022

5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.

6 But he must ask in faith, without any doubts, for the one who has doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

7 Such a person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

8 He is a double-minded man, unstable in all he undertakes.

When faced with problems, believers often do not know what to do for the best. Those who suffer trials need wisdom. They need wisdom to know how to deal with them.

God alone can give this wisdom to them. All who feel the need for it must ask God for it. He will answer the prayers of those who ask for it. But they must believe that He will give it. God is kind and generous. He gives to them, freely and without limit, all that they need.

God understands and gladly gives wisdom to those who ask for it so that they can make the correct decisions.

However, God does not give wisdom to those who have confidence in their own wisdom,
who doubt His ability to help,
or who have no desire for the character that He wants.

James says that persons who doubt are like the waves of the sea. The wind drives the waves in one way and then another. As the wind varies, so do the waves. The water moves and is never still. It does not settle; it has no rest. Those who doubt are just like that. They are just like waves that the changing wind blows about.

Those who doubt will not receive anything from the Lord. God will not answer the prayers of those who think in two ways. Either we believe with no doubt or we do not.

Persons who doubt have two minds. They are trying to serve God and someone else at the same time. They are not loyal to God alone. They have two opposite opinions in their mind. They cannot choose which is the right one. At one moment, they believe and the next moment, they do not. You cannot depend on them either in their prayers or for the rest of their lives.

๐Ÿ”ท Only God can give us the good things we need in this world.

๐Ÿ”ท Don’t doubt God who alone is able to answer our prayers and grant our requests

๐Ÿ’ฅ Thank God for your life and ask for wisdom from Him
๐Ÿ’ฅ Ask for increased faith and wisdom to overcome all your trials

Our requests must be put before God in faith. Our faith in God must increase day by day, knowing that God alone is able to help and build us. Never doubt that because God has the power to turn things around if we call on Him.

In series Bright Morning Reflections