Together Day by Day: The Promise of Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6 (Context: James 1:1-18)

Trials come like a storm, battering and buffeting our normal habits and paradigms.  Our limits are quickly reached and it becomes clear that we lack wisdom.  God knows.  God cares.  He says to you, “Come”, just as He did to Peter in the storm (Matt 14:23-33).  It doesn’t matter how much the waves roll and the wind blows when we keep our eyes on Jesus, who gives wisdom generously to all without reproach.

  • What waves and winds have been trying to dominate my attention?
  • Give each of those things to God to handle and ask Him for wisdom instead.
  • “Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘Take heart; it is I.  Do not be afraid.’”