DOUBT VERSUS FAITH
The Apostle James unveils to us the power of Doubt.
Doubt has POWER.
Doubt is not actually simple, neutral, passive when it comes to what harm it can do.
Doubt is actually virulent, it’s a great Wall that can stop the FLOW OF ANSWERS FROM GOD.
Doubt ensures the answers to our prayers are near yet far.
A Cancerous, dangerous enemy living in our hearts.
James 1:5-8 (KJV) 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.
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.
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Here we find The Apostle James instructing on prayers.
He affirms that our lacks are not things to be quiet about.
He instructs that the man who LACKS WISDOM shouldn’t just be quiet about it, he shouldn’t assume God is uninterested.
Rather, He should ASK GOD IN FAITH.
You see, there is ASKING GOD, then there is ASKING GOD IN FAITH.
Apostle James quickly unveils that they are not one and same.
A man may ask certain things from God without FAITH IN HIS HEART.
HE MAY ASK WITH FEAR IN HIS HEART.
Worse, he may ask with DOUBT IN HIS HEART.
The Apostle unveils DOUBT in a most powerful way, the man that DOUBTS IS UNSTABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS, LET THAT NOT THAT MAN THINK HE WILL RECEIVE ANYTHING FROM GOD?!
How powerful Doubt can be as we RECEIVE FROM THE LORD.
Doubt brings a man to INSTABILITY.
Doubt brings God’s personality to question.
Doubt puts God’s LIBERALISM TO QUESTION.
Doubt brings God’s GRACE TO QUESTION.
Doubt brings a man to the unstable character of nature. Like the waves on the sea tossed to and fro.
As we can see, GOD GIVES TO EVERYMAN THAT ASKS, IN SPITE OF THEIR SINS, HE UPBRAIDS NOT, HE IS LIBERAL.
However, doubt robs us of RECEIVING.
Doubt is that poor network that disallows Divine supply to reflect in our accounts.
The Apostle calls DOUBT, WAVERING.
How powerful a little WAVERING IS.
How powerful a tiny WAVERING IS.
Powerful enough to keep us from receiving.
But we see FAITH BEING UNVEILED TO US.
THE CONTENT OF FAITH IS GOD IS LIBERAL, HE HOLDS NO GRUDGE AGAINST US.
HE IS WILLING AND ABLE.
OUR FAITH MUST REST IN THE CONSTANCY OF GOD, NOT THE OVERWHELMING CIRCUMSTANCES.
Apostle Paul unveils that Faith is expressed in THANKSGIVING.
Romans 4:20-21 (KJV) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Today, let’s see powerful DOUBT IS. Let’s actively GET RID OF DOUBT. LET’S NOT ASSUME DOUBT IS POWERLESS.
LET’S BE ANGRY WITH HOW MUCH JUST A LITTLE DOUBT HAS ROBBED US.
LET’S PROCEED INTO THE STABILITY OF GOD’S CHARACTER.
FOR WE ALREADY SEE THAT THE CONTENT OF FAITH IS IN THE CONSTANCY OF THE GIVER’S NATURE, NOT IN THE DUALITY OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
I repent of all doubt.
I see JESUS.
I change my mind. I give thanks. I give thanks!! 🕺💃
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