In need of God’s wisdom and guidance, I knelt in the yard to pray and pull weeds. Working in the soil gives me a hands-on visual of removing weedy thoughts.
Concerned about a possible encounter with someone, I prayed God would teach me what I needed in advance of what I thought might happen. 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 God would download any information needed in advance and prepare me with a trouble inoculation.
The situation I’m imagining may not even happen, but if it does, I don’t need to worry, God and His provision will already be in place. God knows our thoughts; He knows what we’ve been through and what we will go through. He created each of us and knows how to respond to our unique personalities and unique needs.
Are you worried about the future? No need for a trouble inoculation. God is timeless and is never surprised at the future. The Lord gives His wisdom and will provide for every need.
Just as Pony Express riders in the old west were given a fresh horse and supplies for each leg of their journey, whatever is needed, 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)