Yesterday, we were challenged to walk in both grace and truth. You could say that we need wisdom because wisdom is truth applied. But how do we get wisdom? The good news is that wisdom is available to us because God promises that He will give us wisdom when we ask Him.
Read James 1:1-8. James tells us to “Count it all joy when you face various trials.” Wisdom doesn’t always come to us in the ways in which we think. Wisdom often comes through trials; but in trials, we are more likely to doubt God. James knows this about humanity. He tells us that we need to ask God for wisdom without doubting. In the middle of trials, we have to remember that God is the source of truth or else we will find ourselves wavering. Faith doesn’t say the trial is going away, but faith believes that God will give you wisdom in the trial. We can be certain that when we ask God for wisdom, He will give to us, even if it doesn’t look like we imagine.
• Reflect on this statement: “Faith doesn’t say the trial is going away, but faith believes that God will give you wisdom in the trial.” How is this different to what you normally expect from God?
• Reflect on how this current pandemic is a trial of your faith. Set a five minute timer (or more if you have time) and sit in silence after you ask God for wisdom.