(James 1:5) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (1:6) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. (1:7) For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. (1:8) A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
We often wonder why our prayers have not been answered, or why we didn’t get an immediate response from God when we were seeking solutions to our problems. The Devil wants you to believe that God isn’t concerned about what we go through, but He is a liar! God does hear our faintest cry, just as natural parents love and care for their own children, our Heavenly Father is greatly concerned about us, His children on earth. (Matthew 7:11) If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? The key to unlock the answers that we seek from God, is that when we pray, we ask the Lord for wisdom; God knows the intents of our hearts, before we speak; yet we often don’t know what it is that we really want or need, even when we think that we do or even how to make our requests and petitions known unto Him.
A good example is when we are over whelmed and frustrated with financial obligations and we ask God to help us pay our bills. The Bible tells us in Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (7:8) For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. When we ask anything of God, we should always pray and speak His Word, for it will not return unto Him void, but will go forth to accomplish that which pleases God and prosper in the thing it was sent to do. Isaiah 55:11. Ask in faith, believe God for those things you petition Him to do, build up your most holy faith with the Word of God, praying in the Holy Spirit. Jude 1:20. How do we build our faith? We meditate on God’s Word daily and commit our ways unto Him, and trust Him to do all that His Word says. Is there anything too hard for God? No! Therefore the fault isn’t with God, but our lack of faith. We can’t allow doubt, fear and unbelief to settle in our hearts and minds, for these spirits hinder faith from operating and that’s why we don’t have positive result! We can’t believe God for something on today, and before the day is over we say it won’t get done!
When a child asked their parents to buy them a special gift, that parent will do everything possible to get it for them, especially when the child is well deserving because of their actions and behavior. The child came to their parent in faith, believing the parent would grant their request in due season. The child isn’t going to worry or fret on how the parent will accomplish their request, they simply believe that they will get what they asked for. God is faithful to do exceedingly above and beyond what we can ask or think, Ephesians 3:20.
We can’t allow ourselves to be double-minded. Speak God’s Word with faith, we must refuse to allow our personal tests, trials and tribulations to become mountains in our lives that block our pathways to having successful and victorious lives, let’s tell those mountains to get up and move out of our way and be cast into the sea, let’s have faith and doubt not, Matthew 21:21. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us, Romans 8:37. God cares for us and He wants us to be happy, full of joy and prosperous! Let us trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and lean not to our own understanding, Proverbs 3:5. Therefore let us ask in faith, nothing wavering, for faith pleases God, and the situation and circumstances we face in this life may seem to be impossible to