John T. Willis

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Ask in Faith--James 1:5-8

Daily problems confront every person. When fresh and old problems continue to flood in our lives, many time we attempt to work out these problems in various ways. God declares that the only correct approach is to come to Him in daily prayer with full faith in Him. A great text which reminds us of this reality is James 1:5-8:

    "If any one you is lacking in wisdom, ASK GOD, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and IT WILL BE GIVEN YOU. BUT ASK IN FAITH, NEVER DOUBTING, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for the doubter, being DOUBLE- MINDED and unstable in every way, must not expect to RECEIVE anything from the Lord."

This divine promise calls for faith or trust in the human heart. If one can only trust in God, it will be amazing to see what and how God works. The Bible is full of examples of this very point. Just one example is the time when Sennacherib and the Assyrians besieged Jerusalem and sent King Hezekiah of Judah a written letter declaring that if he does not surrender to the Assyrians, the Assyrians will destroy the city of Jerusalem. When Hezekiah received this letter, he took it to the Jerusalem temple, spread it out before the Lord and PRAYED that God will deliver Jerusalem from the threatening Assyrians. God responded by sending an angel that night who killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers, and the rest of the Assyrians fled back to Nineveh. Read 2 Kings 19:8-37;
2 Chronicles 32:1-23; Isaiah 37:8-38. What God has done God can do. When problems face us, let us turn to God in prayer with full faith and trust in Him.

Share YOUR insights and views and reservations and fears and experiences with others. Let me hear from YOU.

John Willis


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