Monday, August 22, 2016


James 1:5-6 If you need wisdom--if you want to know what God wants you to do--ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. But when you ask him, be sure that you really expect him to answer, for a doubtful mind is an unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Wisdom is the right application of knowledge; it is knowing what God wants you to do and doing it. When we ask God for wisdom, He gives it to us. He wants us to know what He wants us to do and He wants us to do it. We limit ourselves when we don't ask the Lord for wisdom. And, so often, we fail to get much wisdom because we have doubts that we will get it when we ask for it.

We tend to question what God reveals to us. We either do not understand what we are hearing from God or we question our ability to do it. We are our own worst enemy. Instead of accepting by faith what God makes known, we want something more or an easier way to live. We sometimes question God's goodness because what we hear from God doesn't seem so good to us. We want things comfortable and easy and the road to heaven is neither.

Sometimes we question whether or not God will really give us the wisdom we need to deal with our present situation. We are so overwhelmed by what we are dealing with that we get the idea that there is no way out of it, that even God can't help us.

James reminds us to trust God. Trust in God's goodness and ability. Trust His Word which promises God's provision for our every need. Trust that God loves you and will be with you through your situation and will help you. Trust in God's power and desire to help you overcome. Trust God, not yourself or anyone else, to deal with your situation. God will give you the wisdom you need if you ask Him to and trust Him to do it without doubting Him.

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