The other day I looked at the clouds and on one side of my house was bright skies, on the other side the sky was gloomy. Then all of the sudden the side that was gloomy began to stretch out over the sunny side, and as the gray clouds covered the sunny area there was a single beaming ray of sunlight, piercing through the gray clouds.
Later, I saw a squirrel in the road. I began to slow down and the squirrel was even more confused as ever. He ran right then left, then right a second time and decided to go back the way he came. It was at that moment the visual of the clouds and squirrel brought my mind to the book of James.
James said, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind," James 1:-6.
This text is pointing out that when we go to God about an area in our life that we lack knowing and we ask him for his divine wisdom the Lord is going to give his wisdom to all liberally. This word liberally means simply, openly, frankly, sincerely. God is going to tell you how to do the thing you have been hesitant of doing by making it plain and simple. It is saying, the Lord is not going to criticize you; nothing you ask will be a stupid question.
The next verse gives two points. It says but let him ask in faith, with no doubt. This means we have to believe what we are asking God for and have no uncertainty.
The prior situations let me see how we are from time to time under bright and sunny skies when it is all going well. But the moment the eviction notice comes in our skies become gloomy. We run from side to side just like the squirrel and often times we go back the way we came instead of leaping out on faith.
Maybe God has been speaking to something in your heart for years, yet because you lack wisdom you hesitate. Perhaps, you feel in your heart you do what God says but all you can see is the Goliath and not the David in you.
Have you been sitting on a dream for years? Did God bless you with a gift that has been stored away far too long? Where does your faith stand today? Is your faith tossing in the wind or standing tall?
Consider God’s word never returns void. Allow the Lord to prepare you for the blessing, let him help your unbelief. Pray to God to pour his wisdom continuously. Shout to the Lord to make it plain so you can get it and press forward. Don’t grow faint my friends. Stand strong and believe him for the impossible. Call upon the Lord and say, "Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus," Acts 4:30.
Jamila Harris is a mother, writer, author and creator of the Healing of a Broken Heart Ministry, www.hbheart.org