"But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways." ~James 1:5-8
"Elijah came near to all the people and said, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions?" ~1 Kings 18:21
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendents." ~Deuteronomy 30:19
Just as Elijah urged the people of Israel to stop wavering between two opinions and to choose God as LORD, just as Moses gave the people the choice between life and death, the blessing and curse...James tells believers to ask in faith and without doubt.
For wisdom... ask in faith, do not hesitate, choose the blessing.
For peace, mercy, comfort, love, patience... ask in faith, do not hesitate, choose the blessing.
For every good thing and perfect gift that is from above, coming down from the Father of lights... ask in faith, do not hesitate, choose the blessing.
God gives generously and without reproach. Ask in faith, do not hesitate, choose LIFE.