Have l been praying and doubting. Doubting the ability of God?
My spiritual Father taught us that the most effective part of a prayer is what you do after it. Prayer in itself is effective but how you behave after a prayer makes it even more effective..
I can honestly say that at times l have fallen into that trap. I pray and yet still worry, still pondering on it. How does that help me? It only makes me unsettled, it means l have prayed and not believed in the results. Hence l am doubting, l am restlessness in my thoughts, in my feelings and decisions.
James 1 :8 AMP
“being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].”
This really got me all wrecked and l realised the need to repent from the enemy doubt.
James says there that such a person is not to expect to receive from God. Could it be that the thief has been using doubt to stop you from receiving from God?.
I believe this doesn’t only relate to asking for wisdom only, in all our requests to God let us believe in God’s willingness to help us. Trusting that He is able to do even more than we could care to think or ask.
We are blessed when we believe what we have not seen.
JOHN 20:29 AMP
“Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].””
🙏 Oh gracious Father we love you, thank you for showing us your word and your ways. Teach us to believe. Remove all doubt from our minds. Thank you for your unending mercies.
I hope this encourages you