Today’s Encouragement is James 1:5-6 NLT If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.  But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
If you need –
Wavering, doubting, questioning…
Doubting is clearly described as a sign of divided loyalty, an unsettled mind.
The alternative is a settled mind, a mind which has decided, fixed in determination, not tossed around from here to there like the waves, or blown this way and that like the wind.
Friends, a believer is one who has chosen and continues to choose to believe!
“Believe what?”, you may ask…
The Truth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Truth the Life and the Way!
That God has plans for you that are for your good, to bless you, to give you hope and a future.
That God has not, and never will abandon you.
That these trials and troubles will someday pass away.
That Jesus died for you, to give you eternal life, beginning now.
Don’t have this faith, this confidence? Just “ask our generous God’. Jesus is waiting. Patiently. Lovingly.
Father God, strengthen our faith, so that we do not waver, blow around by the craziness of life and our unsettled minds. Help us to decide, now, for all time, to place our faith in God alone. You are our Hope!
The Master is Waiting
Marty Stuart (Harry Stinson)