“But anyone who needs wisdom should ask God, whose very nature is to give to everyone without a second thought, without keeping score. Wisdom will certainly be given to those who ask.“ (James 1:5) I have proved this verse true (CEB used here), so many times! Do you ever come across times when you just don’t know WHAT to do? Some examples of my times like that, have been in figuring out my son’s stomach issues. When I’m totally lost about what to do next, and I pray about it, the answer usually comes very quickly. And that’s worked for a host of different things, in various areas of life.
God is SO willing to give wisdom! Once you realize that, you can pray with true faith that you’ll get your answer: “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt,” (James 1:6). Believe that God is guiding your thoughts. Don’t you think he can?
So this is a way to kind of “trick me into faith”. If there’s something I’m desperately praying about, and I’m lacking the faith to believe that God will answer that request, all I need to to do is turn my prayer into a request for wisdom! At least for me, that is such a proven thing–I can call to mind the many times that wisdom was so readily granted me.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. (James 1:5-6, MSG)