For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.
The Lord’s Wisdom gives:
And the Lord gives this wisdom without. finding. fault.
Such a deal!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, (now THAT’s an understatement!) you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault and it will be given to you.”
I’ve been feeling very vulnerable lately.
Seems I’ve been waiting for rescue, or looking for a way to escape, or maybe just waiting for someone to just shoot me and get it over with.
In reality, I’ve been waiting for something more than I already have. Because, for every word that raises itself against me – like that infamous camel’s straw, I have the Word that tells me the Truth. The Truth and nothing but the Truth:
a sleeping captain whose not concerned about my rocking boat
an adventurous Lord who bids me: “Come! Get closer to me. Step onto the water, into the waves. Look into the peace in my eyes in the middle of your stormy sea – and let’s do this! Together.”
a Friend who says, “I’ll never leave you, I’ll never forsake you.
I’ve got this and I’ve got you.”
I have a path before me that leads past a bloodied cross to an empty grave – to a Savior -who says,
It is finished, Jane.
In this world you will have tribulation… but BE. of. Good. Cheer. Because I have overcome the world.
Who says, “Put on your game face, Jane. I’m on your side and I’ve already won. (Psst: So that means you win too, Punkin’ “)
Okay Lord, today I will say it until I believe it… as foolish as it sounds right now: I’m a winner. Jesus, in you I am a winner. I’ve won the lottery… in every area of my life I am a winner because you say so. I am more than enough. I am an overcomer, bought by the blood of God’s lamb. Bought back. Washed clean. Not because of what I’ve done, but because of You, I will hold my head high and I will offer the sacrifice of praise. I will not look for a way out, but I will hang on to you to see me through. Victorious.