“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” –James 1:5
As we go through trials, we inevitably have questions. The biggest question is “why?” The good news is we are not left to strive or struggle (with joy) on our own. God tells us that if we don’t know something, we should ask! However, at this point, we must recognize the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge comes through work and study, wisdom is the ability to apply that knowledge is every day decision making. This leads to another incredibly important issue: the source of wisdom.
Scripture is clear that God is the source of all wisdom. James tells us that if we lack wisdom, we should ask God. It is crucial to look to the right places for answers. If you go to the world’s system, you are going to be told what the world thinks you should do. Not surprisingly, the world is often wrong. God, and only God, has the proper perspective on our trial. Only He can see the big picture. Only He can see tomorrow. If we have access to this type of wisdom, which James says we do, why would we not ask God?!? To top it off, God gives us wisdom generously! That is a promise of God we can stand on.
God loves it when we come to Him, seeking His wisdom. We can’t afford to make decisions on our own. We need God’s wisdom.
How about you?
Do you look to the world or to God when you have questions?
What is stopping you from relying on God’s wisdom?
In what area of your life do you need wisdom? Stop. Ask God for it. Then wait.
When we ask God, we are talking to Him, this is known as prayer. How are your prayers?
How much time do you spend seeking Godly council or relying on earthly advice?