Today is a beautiful sunny day.

                  There is a mosquito flying around here.


God has blessed me with good health.

                  Today I have a cold and feel sick.


God is my ever-present help in time of trouble.

                  I feel so alone.


We are told to gather with fellow believers – we are to be like family.

                  I don’t fit in at my church anymore.


I know that we can’t “outgive” God.

                  If I write the tithe check, I can’t pay the mortgage.


God heals.

                  I’m sick.


God forgives.

                  I feel guilty.


God knows everything.

                  I don’t think He understands.


James 1:5 -8 “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.


Believing doesn’t mean ignoring the other pieces of life standing around us.

But it does mean deciding which place we will assess as our source of power.


There are only two choices.

         That’s right just two. No matter how the packages are wrapped – is it from God or the world? Pick your present.


The world will always have waves and mosquitos. God will always have wisdom.