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Daily Reading: Ezekiel 35:1-36:38 ESV, James 1:1-18 ESV, Psalm 116:1-19 ESV, Proverbs 27:23-27 ESV

Daily Verse: “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.” (James 1:6 ESV)

DIAKRINO (1252): “Is rendered “to waver.”[1]

To waver.

James ranks as one of my top five favorite New Testament books.  Not holding back, the author gives good guidance for following Jesus.  And James would know since he grew up with Christ, sharing the same mother.  When James tells us to have faith without doubting, we should listen. 

But we don’t.  Everyone doubts, including myself.  We waver between two opinions; God can/can’t meet our requests.  God can and will answer our prayers, but He might not respond as we desire.  Sometimes God says no, or not now.

Stand firm.

Trust God will answer your prayers, one way or another.  Believe God’s promises about you:

When you begin to waver, remember your identity in Jesus.  Think about how much Christ loves you, so much so, He sacrificed His life for you.  Jesus would get on the cross just for you if no one else existed on earth but you.  Grasping the unconditional love God offers through Jesus will change your life and give you a new purpose.

Choose Jesus today.  Put Him first in all you do, trusting Christ’s guidance.  Know, God’s love for you never ends, and nothing can separate you from it.  Place your faith in God, stand firm, and don’t let the waves of doubt derail your journey.  If you fall, get back up and keep going.

[1] Strong, J., & Strong, J. (2010). The New Strong’s expanded exhaustive concordance of the Bible. Greek Dictionary of the New Testament (p. 66) Thomas Nelson

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