James 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.” (KJV)
Have you often caught yourself doubting the goodness of God? Doubt is a common human response to the challenges that life throws at us. In his epistle, James refers to a doubting person as being double-minded (James 1:8). The term comes from the Greek word dipsuchos, which means ‘a person with two minds or souls.’
A mind that wavers is not completely convinced that God’s way is the best. It vacillates between allegiance to subjective feelings, the world’s ideas, and God’s commands. If your faith is new, weak, or struggling, remember that you can trust God.
The remedy for a doubtful mind is wholehearted commitment to the Lord.
Have you seen waves being tossed about? They seem restless and unsettled. Doubt tends to leave a person as unsettled as the restless waves. If you want to stop being tossed around, rely on God. Ask Him for wisdom, and trust that He will give it to you.
And then you will see yourself moving from victim of circumstance to victor over circumstance.
Do you often find yourself struggling with doubt? Pray and meditate on the Word of God. Romans 10:17 (KJV) tell us, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”. In other words, the Word of God produces faith. And God freely gives what is good to those who ask Him (Luke 11:9–12). An increase in faith is definitely a good thing to ask for. Wouldn’t you agree?