“Do any of you need wisdom? Ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to everyone. So he will give you wisdom.”
James 1:5 ERV
Do you feel swamped by life and unsure of what to do next? How to continue? Do you find yourself stuck or unsure of your purpose? Me too.
During Bible study we have been reading the book of James, he provides some very practical tips on how to live your life. In the first chapter he reminds you that you will have in trouble in this world but not to despair because God uses that trouble to strengthen your faith. If you remember you don’t need a lot of faith, just a tiny amount of Faith and the Lord will perfect it through your trials and triumphs and make you mature and complete. Good news right? I think so, it kind of reminds you that all things work together for the good to those that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose. So, as you are faced with trials remember that they will strengthen you, they will work out in your favor and the best thing to remember is you are never alone, God is with you and will fight your battles if you trust him.
The next sentence in this book just gives me joy: “But when you ask God, you must believe. Don’t doubt him. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is blown up and down by the wind.”
James 1:6 ERV
Trust Him… it sounds easy doesn’t it? Just Trust HIM! The first sentence reminds you to believe what you ask for and never doubt. That truly defines FAITH, no doubt.
I said all that to say this, if you need answers, if you need direction, if you need to know anything, Ask God. He has committed to giving you wisdom.
The next sentence or two is not from God but from me. Ask him for what you need but remember, the answer may not look like what you were thinking. I have often asked God to show me something or he’ll me with something and if my faith had wavered I would have missed amazing blessings because my ideas, dreams, wishes, hopes and prayers never manifested like I was expecting, but I received what I needed.
So, with all that being said.. With Faith, there will be no lack!