“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.” James 1:5 (AMPC)
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that’s not good? Have you been experiencing sickness and disease, insufficient finances, chaos at your job, family catastrophe or you’re simply discouraged by all the negative news? Have you prayed and asked God, “Why is this happening to me?” If you’re anything like me, then you have.
The question, “WHY?” has been the backbone of much doubt, anger, guilt and shame. When terrible things happen to us, the Christian prays. That’s what we do!!! But when our answer isn’t manifesting, we automatically take inventory of what we may be doing to block the manifestation.
Saint, did you know that God isn’t keeping track of your faults? Do you realize HE has provided healing, resources, favor, and anything else you may need simply for no other reason but that HE LOVES YOU! Not because you serve at church, you give, you’re a hard worker, or that you’re a nice person!
James 1:5 (AMPC) says that God will give you wisdom for your moment of trials and agitations and not withhold HIS answer. But, oftentimes, HIS answer doesn’t look like what we expect, so we miss it. It’s so easy to want an explanation of why God hasn’t answered our prayers in the timeline that we’ve given him, and when HE doesn’t, we automatically run the directory of our faults and what could be holding up the answer as if the “WHY?” is just as important as the “WHAT?”.
God desires that we make an intentional, fully vested, highly persuaded decision to believe HIM. Now, how we respond speaks volumes to what we have decided and believe. If our response to seemingly unanswered prayer is patience, then the answer is manifesting. If our response is frustration, anger, complaining, then, perhaps, Saint, we’ve rejected the answer that was there all the long.
Application For The Day:
What are YOU facing that requires an extraordinary level of faith? Do you believe HE has answered you? What promise(s) are you standing on?
Prayer For The Day:
Father, I ask you right now for the wisdom I need for my current situation in which I am asking you “Why?” Help me not to continue to lean to my own understanding, but to lean towards You, in Jesus’ Name.