Generous Wisdom

This Sunday our Pastor had a great message on asking questions and reminded us of the importance of asking for wisdom. He read James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” Later that day I had to run to the grocery store and on the radio station, the man started reading the exact same scripture and talked about the importance of asking God for wisdom. I sat at the stop light and asked God for wisdom. I asked Him with belief that He will give it freely. That He will not hold back on a promise, and for the first time in a while, I felt so much peace.

Earlier this week I told my sister on the phone, that many people see me as a free spirited, less worry type person, but I told her that I have them all fooled. The older I get the more I worry about things and feel fear and doubt more than I use too. After hearing the message today and having a second reminder at the stop light in front of Costco, I realized that I am worrying too much because I am thinking that I must have all the answers. I feel as I get older, I should have the wisdom by now to figure out what I should do and how to do it. I have tried to take things into my own hands, so why should I be surprised that I get frustrated because they are not working the way I planned. It is always in the moment of surrender that I find peace and I see God moving on my behalf. Today, God reminds us ALL, that He is waiting for us to ask for His divine wisdom! 

As a mom, I love it when my boys ask for my advice, which doesn’t happen very often. A few days ago, George asked me to help him with his essay paper. We sat together and laughed about his topic and the way that he writes with wit and humor, just like his dad! After we were done, his paper was written, and he had less frustrations. I did not write it for him but pointed him in the direction that he needed to go. We also had some fun laughs and time together during the process.  

As much as I love helping my boys, how much more does our Heavenly Father loves giving good advice to His children. I love how in James, He told us to ask The One who gives generously! God is wanting us to ask for wisdom because it is overflowing, and He is ready to give it without holding back. He knows the fruit that will come from doing life His way, and with His understanding, rather than our own stubborn ways. 

James 1:6 says, “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

We can all feel a little wind-blown at times as we journey through life, but God is giving us gold, a lifeline that can help us in our time of need. Today, I feel as if God is opening a well of wisdom over His children and simply saying, “Ask me….” If you have felt the struggle and worry creeping in, humbly ask God, BELIEVING for His great wisdom and He will freely give it. Dive into scriptures, meditate on them day and night and listen for His still small voice as He guides us through this thing called, life.  

This is too exciting not to add! This morning as I was searching for our theme scripture, I opened up the Bible app, and to my amazement, today’s scripture of the day is this!!!


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.

I believe with all my hear that Jesus is asking us to tune into this scripture. Let it be on your heart this week, He is an amazing God, who does not hold back from His children! Hallelujah!

Published by Emily Rodewald

Emily is a writer and worship leader. She has written several worship songs, she is a co-author or two children's books and has begun writing about the light of Jesus in her blog at She is a co-founder of Parallel Ministries and a mom of two boys, George and Oliver. She has been married for 13 years to the man of her dreams, Daniel. She and her family live in beautiful Montana where they enjoy taking the boys fishing, going on adventures, and renovating their new home.

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