The New Testament letter of James challenges believers on several fronts. Where do trials come from? Are we saved by listening or by doing, by faith or by works? How should we treat the rich and the poor? Join with us as we read through this important, practical book.
Read James 1:5-8
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
What do you make of this promise, so simple yet so profound in its meaning? What do you think it means to "believe and not doubt" when you ask God for wisdom?
It's common to ask God to fix our situations and lives, and this is a perfectly good kind of prayer. But in praying for wisdom, we also ask God to empower us to fix our own situations. Ask him for wisdom right now, and do so believing fully that he'll give you the wisdom you need.