“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”James 1:5
SAT Most of us prize relative comfort, order, possessions, friends, and family. We would never invite trials into our lives. Though we may expect normal stresses and illnesses, we’d never ask for the heartbreak, hate, and tragedies that mar our world.
Yet, in Christ, He purposes that we gain perseverance and deeper faith through trials. We have access to the Holy Spirit’s treasure chest of spiritual resources, especially wisdom. Jesus is generous to provide. In our solid Rock, we can experience joy even when life looks its ugliest. The upside-down truth of the gospel brings delight in the most desperate times. Jesus Christ promises that we lack nothing in the face of spiritual warfare. We’re assured of maturity and completeness in the face of betrayal. We are guaranteed a crown of life in the face of death.
With steady feet and unswerving hearts, we believe. But whether we’re struggling with doubt or not, children of God can simply ask Him for overflowing stores of joy. Our Source of wisdom navigates us through all our trials.
“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens.” (Daniel 12:3)