Every one of us has been faced with a crisis or a decision that baffles us. The situation may be simple or complex. It may be relevant for a moment, a day or a lifetime.
Regardless of the situation, the solution is always located about 18 inches below our heads. It’s tucked deep within our inner man; in our born-again spirit. All we have to do is get it from our hearts to our heads.
How do we do that? Ask the Lord for wisdom.
I know that sounds simple, but when crises come, it’s surprising how many Christians forget to ask for wisdom as the first priority to solve a problem. Most of the time they get excited and start analyzing the situation, trying to figure out what steps to take to solve it. Then after using up lots of time and energy, they wear themselves out and finally get around to asking God for His solution.
Proverbs 4:7 tells us, “Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom.”
As born-again believers, Christ has connected us forever to the wisdom of God. As Paul told us in 1 Corinthians 1:30, “God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.”
We need to learn to just slowdown in those situations and turn to Him first, expecting the wisdom of God on the inside of us to rise to meet our challenge and keep us in peace.
Start praising God and say: “Lord, I praise You and thank You for the covenant of peace. I refuse to let the devil take that peace from me in this situation. Lord, I know Your Word says that You are with me in trouble and You deliver me. So, I’m asking You now to reveal Your wisdom in this matter. Please reveal to me how to pray and skillfully use my faith.”
Then finish that prayer off with some time praying in the spirit and listening for the wisdom.
Regardless of how confusing your problem may seem, you can pray that prayer in confidence knowing God will answer it because James 1:5 says, “if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously, and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
God’s wisdom is the most valuable thing you can ever receive from Him. Whatever your situation, no matter how impossible it may seem to you or anyone else, the Lord has a plan to deliver you. If you’ll make praying through the situation and receiving God’s wisdom a priority, not only will you come through that trouble, but you’ll learn how to prevent getting into it again.