In this fallen world, we have all been faced with difficult problems and unanticipated situations that we are totally at loss and just didn’t know what to do, or even know where to begin with. That is when we are distressed, followed by stress, pounded by anxiety and worry, gripped by fear and then its downhill all the way. Sounds familiar?
In such situations, we probably don’t like to hear someone flippantly tell you to pray and then just rest in God. That remark seems too simplistic, too straightforward, taking things too lightly, and even hurtful in the midst of the chaos.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 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. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, James 1:2-7
Few will consider trials pure joy. However, the testing of faith produces perseverance and we know that our faith please God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6
We have a God that cares and He is waiting for your maturing and completion, here. Very simply, God wants us to come to Him, to let Him love you and for you to love Him too. And if we have anything lacking, including wisdom, we just have to ask!
So what is this wisdom really? How valuable is it?
Wisdom is God’s divine understanding, knowledge, insight, perception, intelligence, good judgment, penetration, advisability, desirability, prudence, good sense into your problems!
It will be given to you generously, without finding your fault. He wants you to have it and believe Him.
So how big are the problems now?