Is It Too Late To Pray For Wisdom?

It’s so easy for me to go straight to an expert, a resource, or even a friend when I’m seeking advice. Isn’t that what we are taught? Seeking comfort we go to our mom, seeking education we go to school, seeking healing we go to a doctor, raising kids or losing weight we read a book. These days we can find an over abundance of information on the internet. A world of information is at our fingertips.

With so much information, how do we decide what is best? What is right for us? Whose advice do we take?

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

James‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I’ve shared with you a couple of posts I’ve written on God revealing my need to be steadfast. Well, the scripture above follows directly after the verses I used in those posts.

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭4‬ ‭ESV

I’m facing quite a few of those various kinds of trials right now, and honestly I feel the mountain is insurmountable.

As I lay in bed at 3:00 this morning unable to sleep—my thoughts tumbling around in my head, and my body uncomfortable—this blog started to take shape. The wisdom scripture came to mind in answer to my questioning how to address my concerns. So, I prayed for wisdom.

God’s first answer came: sleeping is healing. Ha ha! I think we all know God has a sense of humor. He’s telling me I need sleep while I’m lying there unable to fall back to sleep. But I’ve had to fight for my sleep before.

Back in the 1990’s I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My rheumatologist said that disrupted sleep could be the cause or contributor to my painful condition and suggested I try sleeping in a separate room from my snoring husband. Not wanting to abandon my husband, I began a journey to reclaim a good night’s sleep.

It’s time to find my way back. To identify the obstacles hindering my sleep and find the solutions, so I can heal well.

God’s statement to me was just a drop in the bucket, priming the pump to begin pouring out the wisdom I need to face the challenges in my life.

I wish I would go to him every time before I try to figure things out on my own, but it’s never too late to ask. He may even use one of those resources I listed, or impart one of his spiritual gifts of knowledge or wisdom. How will I know if it is God leading me or me leading myself? Look at the scripture that follows the asking for wisdom verse:

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.‬‬

‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ ‭ESV

You know when you know—when you have faith.

Grace & Peace,


P.S. If you’d like to know about my healing from fibromyalgia or tips on getting a good night sleep, write in the comments and I’ll share in my next post. ☺️

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