“Doubt is the rust of life. Doubt holds you landlocked in paralysis unable to move either way. The time you spent doubting is the time you are not alive.
So, rid yourself of the doubt, take that step one way or another, your heart knows what is best, but take it right now.” (from “On this day, God wants you to know . . .)
My Study Bible’s explanation of James 1:6-8 is this: “A doubtful mind is not completely convinced that God’s way is best. It treats God’s Word like any human advice and retains the option to disobey. To stablize your wavering or doubtful mind, commit yourself wholeheartedly to God.”
“If you have ever seen the constant rolling of huge waves at sea, you know how restless they are – subject to the forces of wind, gravity and tide. Doubt leaves a person as unsettled as the restless waves; if you want to stop being tossed about, rely on God to show you what is best for you. Ask him for wisdom and trust that he will give it to you; then your decisions will be sure and solid.”