But When you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. James 1:6-7
Our Scriptures, today, tells us of the RISK of PRAYING without a TRUE, STEADFAST FAITH in the ONE, to whom we are voicing our PRAYERS. First, we MUST BELIEVE in God and His AWESOME POWER and His ABILITY to do what we are asking Him to do. And to TRUST Him to do it at the PROPER time. We MUST TRUST His WILL, and KNOW that HE will do what is BEST for EVERY SITUATION.
We are told to NOT have DOUBTS, it isn’t that TRUE BELIEVERS DOUBT the EXISTENSE of God, but MORE to the CHARACTER of God, in the aspect of what KIND of God do they SERVE. DOUBTING that hinders our PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with God, will also HINDER our PRAYERS to Him. ABSOLUTE TRUST is what will bring about a STRONG, VIBRANT, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Him and His Son, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who makes it POSSIBLE to POSSESS a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with the Almighty God. And a PRAYER-LIFE that is BASED on a STRONG FAITH and an ABIDING TRUST.
The FAITH, which we are talking about MUST TRUST GOD without ANY HESITATION. When a person who has NOT TRUSTED God with their SALVATION or maybe even NOT BELIEVED in Him, comes to Him, to offer their URGENT REQUEST, they will NOT be HEARD, by Him, because they HAVE NOT TRUSTED in Him for their SALVATION, and they LIVE in a SINFUL LIFESTYLE. In Psalm 66:18, it says: “If I regard iniquity in my HEART, the Lord will NOT hear me.” He will ONLY HEAR them, if they FIRST, PRAY a TRUE PRAYER of REPENTANCE, one that is FREE FROM DOUBT.
God’s Answer may NOT be what we are LOOKING for, because we MUST TRUST HIS WILL, and NOT voice a DOUBTFUL PRAYER, but have a STRONG FAITH, knowing that He will work ALL things for our good. But, if you have NOT PRAYED that PRAYER of REPENTANCE, God is giving you the OPPORTUNITY NOW, to do so. You MUST BE WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT (SORROWFUL) HEART. Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ASK Him for His FORGIVENESS. And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that His Son, JESUS CHRIST died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION, and STOP the DOUBTFUL PRAYING, but PRAY BELIEVING and TRUSTING. And receive an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!