When we read James 1:5, it is essential to remember that the Lord is God All Wise. There is nothing He does not know about our trials. That is why He bids us, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” We fall into our trials. We have no warning.
That is true for us, but it certainly is not true about the Lord. He orchestrated our trial. He has always known when, where, and how it would take place. I like to look back to Jeremiah 1:5. Before He formed us in the womb He knew us. Therefore, everything we need in life to be all that He has called us to be was set in the seed of our conception.
I love that God is All Wise. The word ‘all’ is without exception. Romans 16:27 says, “To God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.” Jude verse 25 says, “To God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.” I encourage you to take a moment and think about your life. Every and all circumstance, event, trauma, and trial is known by the Lord who is All Wise.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” I have found, in my own experience, that learning to be still is paramount to hearing the Lord. Isaiah 55:3 says, “Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live…” Incline means to listen favorably.
Luke 4:4 Amplified says, “…Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God.” We cannot hear clearly when: we come to the Lord with our own agenda, preconceived ideas, or a heart set on a certain answer. We must come with an open heart to hear every word, no matter what it is.
Colossians 2:3 says, “In whom are hidden ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” God All Wise is an attribute that no one, nor anything has. He alone is All Wise. That means that whatever advice man can give, or we can gain from self-help books, research, etc. cannot compare to His wisdom. So why do we seek other things before we seek Him? That is the foolishness of our flesh.
Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” The Lord has insights that we need to be able to navigate through our trials. We will not find them any other way than through Him. There is no one who knows you like He does. Seek Him! Call out to Him! Then wait in silence.
Here is a verse that will help you learn to be still. I use it all the time for myself. Psalm 131:2 says, “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Isaiah 30:15 says, “…In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. But you would not.” Let that not be our case. His impartation of the wisdom we need comes through our intimate communion with Him.