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MONTHLY DEVOTIONAL FOR 13th JULY

THE 13th OF JULY

WHAT TO DO WHEN WE HAVE MORE DOUBT THAN FAITH?

For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. – James 1:7-8 

In the previous verses, the apostle James, compares a doubtful person with the “waves of the sea, tossed by the wind.” Here he goes even further and says that such a person has “two minds” meaning that they are hesitating, irresolute, unstable and unreliable about that which they think and as a result, will affect all their feelings, decisions and actions.

Is there a way out from being doubtful? With Jesus we can do all things, including to change the way we think, feel, make decisions and act. The first step is to realize that we have a problem and to get serious about it, by being determined to change and then ask the Holy Spirit to help us change.

We need to seriously dig into God’s Word to find the verses about faith and study the stories of the great examples of faith until we build up our own faith. We need to be determined to step out and make decisions, even if at first not all of them will be the best ones. The more we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us, the more we learn to hear His voice and the better our decisions will be.

SUGGESTED PRAYER

Heavenly Father, please help me grow in faith and in hearing Your direction; please help me learn to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit and identify the spontaneous thoughts that come from You. I need Your help to overcome doubt and remain in faith once I am praying on a matter and do not receive the answer right away. I know that sometimes Your timing is different from mine, but You know when and what is best for me. Help me never doubt that what You want for me is the best. Thank You so very much, in the Name of Jesus. Amen

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