This morning as I was sitting with the Lord, having our morning “heart to Heart”, I asked Him what He had on His Heart. Often, as I do hear something to write down, I almost hesitate to start writing it at first –but then I just write it down because, after all –it’s only just in my journal. It’s only between me and God. So I just write the words that come and then look back at what I wrote and compare it with the scriptures. After all, the Holy Spirit is my teacher and I trust Him to teach me.
This morning what I heard to write down had to do with “wisdom”, which is not something that’s necessarily been on my heart nor on my mind, at least as a study topic. And honestly, this morning I was pouring out all that is heavy on my heart, any burdens that are on my heart — all the things in life that seem to have no solution. I was just pouring them all out to Him. Then I asked Him about His heart…
Basically, here is what He reminded of this morning…
Though it may seem “foolish” in worldly standards… it is wise to hope in the power and the strength of the Lord. It is wise to hope in His faithfulness. In His ability. Though it may seem “foolish”, though many will give up and walk away because it may seem “foolish” to go on hoping, it is wise to never give up hope in God, no matter the circumstance, no matter the situation, no matter how hopeless it may seem. What does a little child do? They hope. They hope. They get their hopes up. They keep hoping. When we place our hope and trust in Jesus, no matter how things may seem or appear, He will not let us down. He will come through. We can trust Him to be our hero! He is our strength and our hope. It may not always be in a way we can understand right away, but He will –in His way, and in His timing.
“My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:2-3
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.” – Isaiah 30:15
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 1:18
“And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.” – Hebrews 11:11
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation . . . . I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4: 12-13
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” – 1 Corinthians 1:25
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” -James 3:17
“Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” – Proverbs 24:14
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1