Bible Devotion: Revive your Trust

But when you ask [for wisdom], you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

-James 1:6

I know I’m not the only one who has wondered why, after asking God for wisdom, it doesn’t seem to come. This scripture explains why: because we doubt. God gives what we ask for freely and willingly (he gives what he knows is right for us, because we can ask for the wrong thing), but it’s up to us to receive.

“Of course I receive it!” you say.

Are you sure? Is you attitude aligned with that? Whenever I am at a loss for wisdom, it’s an indication that I have been doubting. To remedy it, the answer is not to press God for more wisdom. The answer is to revive your trust.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge… Proverbs 1:7

4 thoughts on “Bible Devotion: Revive your Trust

  1. My pastor has said before and was just talking today about how it’s pointless to ask God for patience, kindness, strength, or most the other things we ask because we don’t need any of those things. What we need is actually Him living through us. This is one of the new spiritual ideas I have been pondering lately and I wonder if it could be applied to wisdom as well.


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