If You Need Wisdom, Ask For It

  • James 1:5-6  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt…
  • Matthew 11:19  …But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.
  • Acts 6:10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
  • Proverbs 2:6  For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

God is omniscient, He knows all things.  If you are in need of wisdom and you are a born-again child of God, you have within you the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of God and He has all the answers.  The Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of truth and that He will guide you into all truth and will tell you what is yet to come (John 16:13).  God says if you need wisdom to ask for it but believe that He’s going to give you what you ask for.  Trust Him and depend on Him.  Don’t start doubting or you won’t receive.  Ask Him for what you need:  direction, creativity, answers, strategies, etc.  He knows it all!  Just keep your eyes on Him and believe.

How to ask for wisdom: 
  1. In John 16:23 says: “Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name….” so just ask God for wisdom in the Name of Jesus.
  2. Believe that you receive it.  According to Mark 11:24, whatever you pray for and believe, you will receive.  Philippians 4:6 tells us to thank God before seeing the result.  Thank God for giving you what you’ve asked for.  Settle it in your heart that it’s done.

Call to action:
  Is there a situation at this time where you could use wisdom?  Tap into the Word, the Holy Spirit and ask God to give you the wisdom you need.  Partner with Him, not just in desperate situations but every day.