James 1 :5-8
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
This verse is one of the verses in our bible study this past week. It really has been driving me crazy since I read it. I have a few big things I want to pray for, and I know there is a piece of me doubting that it will make a difference. I want to pray and know that my prayer can create change. I find myself to be the “double-minded man,” praying in submission to God’s plan but not really knowing what that is, not really knowing if my prayers will take action. Is it possible to be like Elijah, calling down fires from heaven? Is it enough to want something? My doubting mind tells me if I ask for bread, I’ll receive a stone. My prayer tonight is to have faith. The faith of a mustard seed, if not to move mountains, then to ask for wisdom from Him who gives generously.