Wisdom Just in Time
by Charles R. Swindoll
Do not worry about how or what
you are to say; for it will be given you
in that hour what you are to say.
Do you know what I've discovered about the Lord? He doesn't give wisdom on credit. He doesn't advance you a bundle of insight. . . . Do you know when He gives us words and wisdom and insight?
Right when we need them. At the very instant they are required.
If you're a parent, you may have experienced this phenomenon. You find yourself in a situation you never anticipated, and couldn't prepare for. Suddenly, you're at one of the critical junctures of life where you're the mom or dad, and your child is looking into your eyes, depending on you for a right answer. Not always, but often, you are given the words you need. Later you realize that they were words beyond your own wisdom.
At that quiet moment, you breathe a little prayer of thanks. "Praise You, Lord. That's exactly what needed to be said."
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