Let's fix this one! :-)
The DilemmaShould we pray for wisdom? Oh yea sure you betcha! On the subject of praying for wisdom the scriptures encourage us to ask our Father for wisdom and He will give it to us generously.
Then follows the warning:
"Be careful when you pray to the Lord for wisdom. Look out! There are going to be problems coming your way. If you want the wisdom, you are inviting a storm and will get hammered so you'll really understand."
Recovering Our FaithOur Father most certainly did not ask us to pray for wisdom so he could pound us into dust and we would have to learn the hard way. He told us to pray for wisdom so the Holy Spirit could provide the solution to problems we both have now and for the challenges that lie ahead of us.
What good would passing along wisdom be if the only way we could get it was through tragedy? God provides wisdom so we can manage our way through tough spots.
Praying for wisdom does not bring trials. Praying for wisdom prepares us for what is already headed our way. It's high time to add wisdom to our prayer list!
A New PerspectiveJesus said that in this world we will have trials and sorrows but remember, He has overcome the world... and offers us wisdom to take on those challenges.
With this new perspective we are motivated to pray for wisdom because it's something that we will need. If we believe the prayer for wisdom is the very thing that brings the difficulties, we will be too terrified to ever ask for wisdom. Clearly, there is no faith in that way of thinking.
Set Free. Ask Away!If you have ever been deterred from praying for wisdom because you got the warning of the terrible things that come with it, forget that stuff. It's time to get your faith back!
All better now. Press on in faith and ask the Lord for wisdom. You are now in the cool zone. :-)
Do you need wisdom for a situation that you are dealing with?
Ask our Father about it. He will guide you.
Sometimes the Lord removes obstacles. Sometimes we have to make our way through them. Either way, you are not alone and He has made a way for you.
Is someone you are dealing with lacking wisdom?
Help them out. Pray for wisdom for them.
We are asked to, "bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." - Luke 6:28 NASB. Can't hurt to attack from both ends. :-)
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