I have recently learned what it means to ask God to give you wisdom when having to make a decision. Yesterday, I asked God to help me know what to do, to make the right decision. Recently my back started hurting a whole lot and I wasn’t sure why so I really didn’t know how to treat it. I had a chiropractor appointment scheduled for that day and I didn’t know if I should go or what I should do. The pain was so intense, I really had no idea what was going on. So, I asked God many times to just help me to know what the best thing would be for my back to start feeling better. I ended up going to the chiropractor and after he adjusted my back and did some stretching exercises with me, it started feeling a ton better.
I am an avid runner. I love to run! My plan had been to run this morning but last night I started wondering if I should run or give my back more time to heal. It was finally feeling better and my husband asked if I should give it some more time now that it was feeling better. My initial thought was, “no way! I’m feeling better, so let’s go!” But, as I lay in bed before going to sleep, I started thinking about it some more. I decided not to run, to give my back more time. When I woke up this morning, my back felt great! My immediate thought was, I made the right decision. And then, not a second later, a voice whispered to me that God gave me that grace to make the right decision. And I knew that to be true. I love running so much, that it was not easy for me to hold off. It was only God’s grace that allowed me to make the right choice and do the hard thing.
And that’s how I learned what it means to ask God to give you the wisdom to make the right choice. It is His grace that gives you the ability to make decisions, when you ask Him and trust in what He is whispering to you. The choice I had to make was not a monumental decision on some sort of grand scale–but for me, I was truly in a state of not knowing what to do and the only thing I could do that I could rely on, was ask for God’s guidance.
This morning when I opened my devotional to today’s passage, it was entitled, ‘Wisdom’. The first paragraph read, “All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in me. So I am relevant to absolutely everything! The world is such a fragmented place, with many voices calling out to you–claiming to have answers. When you are learning or experiencing new things, it is vital to stay in communication with Me. I can help you understand things from My perspective: drawing on My magnificent wisdom.”–(Jesus Lives by Sarah Young, 2009)
Big or small, God is always ready to help us with our decisions, because He is in all things. Ask for His grace and trust in His wisdom.