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From Immaturity to Maturity | Micah P. Hozen

From Wavering to Trusting

Wavering is doubting. The Lord would have us go from doubt to faith. James 1:6, speaking of prayer: “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.” Wavering and doubting is faithlessness. Trusting is resting in knowing that God is faithful. 1 Timothy 2:8 says, “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” Anger is a besetting sin for many men, and doubt is as well. Paul exhorts us to reject doubting, to lift up holy hands in prayer with faith and confidence that Christ will do what He has promised. And Jesus Himself said, “Verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”* (Mark 11:23)

The Lord wants us to go from wavering to trusting—trusting Him. Psalm 112:1 says, “Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord,” and verse 7 tells us, “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.”* (Psalm 112:7)