In need of God’s wisdom and guidance, I knelt in the yard to pray and pull weeds. I’m grateful for the warmer months when I can work in the yard and have the visual of removing weedy thoughts. Concerned about a possible encounter with someone, I was wondering how to be ready to respond in the right way. I prayed the Lord would teach me what I needed in advance of what I thought might come.
As I prayed and pondered, I realized God’s ways and thoughts are higher than the heavens and my understanding is always extremely limited. But to be honest, I was hoping the Lord would download a heavenly inoculation from the trouble I thought might come.
I want to store up what I’ll need in advance. However, I might think I need a Red Sea moment, but what I may really need will be Manna. I might think I need Manna and really will need a Red Sea moment. God knows. He understands. God knows our personalities and our thoughts, He knows what we’ve been through and what we will go through. The situation I’m imagining may not even happen. If it does, God already knows what I’ll need and His Holy Spirit will guide me with His wisdom.
The Lord will provide His heavenly wisdom and provide for all our needs. Just as the Pony Express riders were given a fresh horse and supplies for each leg of their journey, whatever we need, whatever will come, whatever trouble may be on the horizon, God’s supplies are already in place.
“…if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” ~ James 1:5 (NASB)
“…the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. Then it gives peace. It is gentle and willing to obey. It is full of loving-kindness and of doing good. It has no doubts and does not pretend to be something it is not.” ~ James 3:17 (NLV)
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” ~ Isaiah 55:9 (NASB)
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:19 (NASB)