Proverbs 14:34, “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.”
Since becoming a Christian, have you ever said the following things to describe life’s hardships? “Man, I’ve got some big financial problems.” “My wife and I are having marriage problems.” Or, “I’m struggling in my Christian walk because I’m having major sin problems.” If you have ever described your problems like this since being saved, the first thing you need to know is that your biggest problem isn’t “money, marriage or sin,” it’s your lack of “wisdom.”
You don’t have money, marriage or sin problems. You have a wisdom problem!
The day you received salvation, Peter said God’s divine power gave you everything you needed for a godly life (2 Peter 1:3); and, John said you are an overcomer because the one, who is in you, is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4). In Romans 8:37-39, Paul declared that you are more than a conqueror and nothing could ever separate you from the love of God. As a result, you have already been given everything you will ever need to overcome and conquer every one of the problems you will face in life. You just need the wisdom on how to receive and act on God’s abilities and blessings. Wisdom is, “the practical and successful application of knowledge.”
Every disciple should avoid trying to solve their problems the “world’s way,” in foolishness. We should ask God for wisdom to succeed in each and every situation we face. If you ask God for wisdom in your marriage, He will give you the practical steps to take to bring about a healthy and prosperous marriage. Or if you’re facing a problem with your money, ask God for His financial wisdom because He owns everything.
No matter what problems you are facing in life, call out to God and receive His wisdom. Remember, all wisdom comes from God, even if the people using it don’t give Him the credit. Whenever you lack wisdom ask God for it, because He loves to generously give us all the wisdom we need to succeed in life!
Do you believe all your worldly problems can be solved with God’s wisdom?
- Confess to God three problems you are facing right now.
- Pray and ask God for His wisdom in each of the situations.
- Apply God’s wisdom (practical application of knowledge) until the problem is solved.