Day 26 ~ Like a Wave of the Sea

Day 26 ~ Like a Wave of the Sea

Day 26 ~ Like a Wave of the Sea

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

 

A few days ago we saw faith like that of a mustard seed. Faith and doubt cannot co-exist. You either have belief or unbelief. The person described in v6, a person who doubts, is referred as a double-minded person in v8. He is always living with dual possibilities or lifestyles. One in which he believes, and in one he doesn’t. He is constantly tossed around, both within and externally.

 

Therefore a doubter is compared here to a wave of the sea, tossed by the wind. Waves generated on the surface of seas and oceans are generated by winds. They vary in height, duration and shape thereby making it highly unpredictable and random. Such is the condition of a doubter.

 

James does not have any good news for a double minded person. “For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;” (James 1:7) Little faith is all he asks for, faith as small as a mustard seed. Doubting, on the other hand, is no faith at all. How do you exhibit your faith? By your actions. When you live by faith, you submit your will to the will of God. There is no wavering or a shadow of a doubt. Trust on Him wholeheartedly, not double-mindedly.

 

 

Biblical Similes - Like a Wave of the Sea

 

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I enjoy learning from God’s word, it amazes me, the wisdom and treasures of God and the way He reveals them to me day after day in a profound manner. In this space I share with you what I’ve learnt through my time with the Word. I earnestly believe that learning alone isn’t sufficient but walking in the word is crucial in a believer’s life. As much as I desire to walk in the word, it’s not always easy. My hope is to encourage you, my dear friend, in your walk with God with words that He has used to strengthen my own walk with Him.

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