“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. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.” – James 1:6, 7.
A strong and unwavering belief in the Almightiness of God is faith. Nobody should expect any help from God if he lacks faith, which is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. (Hebrews 11:1) In the text for today, Apostle James enjoins the children of God to make requests based on strong faith in Him, “nothing wavering”. The Almighty God whose Holy Name is JEHOVAH, is ever ready to help us, but He hates faithlessness or disbelief in His ability to save. He made a clarion call to His people to exercise faith in Him at all times so as to be protected from the assaults of the devil, as it is written : “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: For I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:22)
People of God look to Him by exercising faith in His promises and by doing His will. Such ones will be guarded by Him as He will continue “to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him”. (2 Chronicles 16:9 See also Psalm 18:1-3) David the prophet further states, “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” - Psalm 9:9, 10.