The Generosity of God | James 1:5 | Devotional
James 1:5 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.
Life presents weighty issues that carry significant consequences. There are decisions we face each day that will put us on a path that is good for us, or a path that is best for us. But it is hard to see the “good” or the “best” at the beginning of the journey.
When we lack the wisdom we need, there is only one place to go. We must seek God’s direction. When we do, he promises to give us the insight we need. Wisdom from God is not simply acquired information. It is “practical insight with spiritual implications.”
God will never find fault in our requests. He desires that we come to him and seek his help. He wants us to trust him and “lean not on our own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5-6). He knows the beginning from the end. After all, he is God - and we are not.
Heavenly Father, give us the wisdom we need for this day. Help us to make decisions led by your Spirit. Thank you for being such a generous God! In Jesus name. Amen.