The Danger of Wavering Faith

Daily Devotional

James 1:6-8 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. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Fluctuating in our faith can disqualify us from receiving from the Lord. How do we know that?  James 1:6-8, in speaking about someone that wavers in their faith, said “let not that man think he shall receive anything of the Lord”. The scripture is letting us know that wavering in our faith can prevent us from receiving from the Lord.  

There are two reasons wavering faith is dangerous. The first is that it causes our faith to go up and down. To emphasize that the scripture said, “for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed”.  What that means is that their faith depends on the direction that the wind is blowing. If the wind is blowing in their favor, then their faith is strong, but if tomorrow the wind is going against them then all their faith is gone. The issue with that is that they are unable to maintain their faith long enough to unlock what God has in store for them. 

The second problem that wavering faith creates is constant variation in what we ask of God. As an example, today you may ask God to own your own home, but then tomorrow because you don’t see how that will happen your prayer changes to asking God to provide a house to rent in a good neighborhood. It is what the scripture alludes to when it says a “double minded man is unstable in all his ways”.   

If there was any doubt in your mind as to how important it is to fix your faith in God, it should now be abundantly clear. Train yourself to keep believing despite what wind is blowing in your direction by repeatedly declaring to yourself the promises of God or the reality you want to see.

Life Application: Fix your faith in God by daily asking him for what you are believing Him for and overcome doubt by repeatedly declaring to yourself what God has promised or the reality that you want to see.

Prayer: Lord, let my faith in you be unwavering. May I never falter in my belief that you are able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that I could ask or even imagine. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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