Written by: Tim Wood

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.  (James 1:5 NLT)

John Wayne, “the Duke” said, “Life is hard. It’s harder when you’re stupid.” That sounds like something John Wayne would say. The Bible would have us flip that saying around. Life is hard. But it’s easier when have God’s wisdom. Not only does that sound better, it’s attainable. God doesn’t want us to make foolish mistakes. God doesn’t want us to be battered and bruised by poor decisions. God wants us to ask him for divine wisdom. When we do, God is generous in giving us his wisdom and he will not rebuke us for asking. The hard part is to ask. The hard part is to admit that we messed things up or we don’t know what to do.

If you want to live a blessed life keep asking God for his wisdom. Trust God to guide you. Obey the word of God whole heartedly. When life knocks you to your knees, you are in a great position to ask God for wisdom. And remember these words from 1 John 5:14-15, “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”