Hebrews 13
James 3

James 1

James 1:5-8 (NIV)   If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.   But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.   That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;   he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

I read recently about a man who was wanted to grow in his patience. He knew he was immature in that area of his life, and he wanted to grow up. He honestly prayed, "Lord, help me to grow in patience. I want to have more self-control in this area of my life." That morning, he missed his train to work and spent the next fifty minutes pacing the platform and complaining of his plight. As the next train to the city arrived, the man realized how stupid he had been. "The Lord gave me nearly an hour to grow in my patience, and all I did was practice my impatience!" he said to himself.

James says to ask for wisdom in verse 5, but you can substitute forgiveness, patience, etc.  Here is the thing about asking God and believing He will answer you - the faith to believe for the answer is seen in how we begin to look at life.  Every trial becomes an opportunity for God to work in us.  Too many of us are "double-minded" because we don't see with eyes of faith to realize that the many trials and hardships we are facing are God's answers to some of our prayers.  That difficult relationship you are encountering is God's answer to your prayer for patience or forgiveness.  The lack of finances is God's answer to building your faith that you prayed for.  You get the picture.

What tough time you are going through that you need to see through the eyes of faith? 
Change your view and see God at work.  You are not a victim but a victor in the making if you walk with eyes of faith.

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