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It seems to me that we all need wisdom during these challenging times. Don’t you agree? Some of us have lost jobs or important contracts. Others have lost relationships due to death or a COVID-19 stress increase. Life has truly thrown all of us a curveball

Oops, I’m afraid that Americans understand the baseball analogy of a curveball, but I’ll need a little help from other English-speaking people from around the world. Can you help me find an equivalent example? Are there any cricket players or fans reading A Miracle Every Day? I imagine you have a culturally appropriate sentence.

This is actually a funny example of today’s principle about prayer: sometimes we all need help, and prayer is the perfect vehicle to acquire wisdom. The Bible says, “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.” (James 1:5, NIV)

I must confess that it seems much easier to get a direct answer from my mentor or a pastor, but neither want to tell me what to do most of the time. My mentor would often say, “Paul, just pray about it and see what God says.” He obviously didn’t get my point because I wanted him to tell me God’s will or direction for my life. But he had a lot more wisdom than me. He knew I had to develop wisdom the hard way and learn to hear from God myself.

The Bible points to something called the still, small voice of God. Elijah had a similar struggle with hearing God: “and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave.” (1 Kings 19:12-13, NKJV)

Moses also sought to hear from God. He climbed a mountain, fasted for forty days, and spoke to the Lord face to face. But Moses refused to move forward unless God led him: “‘If You are pleased with me, teach me Your ways so I may know You and continue to find favor with You. Remember that this nation is Your people.’ The LORD replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’ Then Moses said to Him, ‘If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.’” (Exodus 33:13-15, NIV)

I want to encourage you to pray about your choices and tune your ears to hear the voice of God. He will help you tap into the right thoughts and wise decisions that will enable you to thrive through these troubled times because you are a miracle. 

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12 Comments

  1. Katie+Pena. on 03/11/2021 at 12:07 PM

    Thank You Jesus for wisdom. Amen ??

    • Maggie Stalhut on 24/04/2022 at 3:23 AM

      I have a rare Immune Illness, called SCLERODERMA. I am 75_ and Lost My Husband of 56 Years, on January16th 2021. He died, in My arms, and it was such a GREAT BLESSING, to BOTH of Us.
      On April 19th, 2021, I had My 9th operation since July 2018…and
      most likely, will soon be having another.
      2 Days after My Husband died, I turned My burdens over, to GOD, and have not felt an anxious moment, throughout everything.
      THANK YOU GOD, for ALL THINGS, GOOD OR BAD, for each experience, is a ‘lesson learned’, and will be handled, in HIS TIME, and HIS FASHION, ALWAYS.
      PRAISE GOD, for LOVING, this Humble Servant!
      AMEN

  2. ERRAMY on 03/11/2021 at 1:54 PM

    Thank Lord you are my Wisdom… Amen

    • Georgia Miles on 03/11/2021 at 3:00 PM

      Can you listen to the 30 days to spiritual health or is it a book you have to read? I couldn’t tell when I tried to order it— thanks for your words from God every day!!

  3. Judy on 03/11/2021 at 2:38 PM

    You are so uplifting every morning!! Thank you so much for your wisdom and your devotions!

  4. Sharon Garrison-Skinner on 03/11/2021 at 2:56 PM

    I as God for wisdom everyday today November 3rd my whole life changed I wrote up with a smile on my face as a save heart the generational curse is broken I am whole again OOO GOD GET THE GLORY WHAT A SMILING FACE THANKS BE TO GOD ALMIGHTY AMEN ????????‍♀️?❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Georgia Miles on 03/11/2021 at 3:01 PM

      Amen

  5. Mary Chris on 03/11/2021 at 3:24 PM

    Thanks for your words bro.It means a lot?☺️

  6. Consuelo Vargas on 03/11/2021 at 5:20 PM

    Thank you, I know it’s not a good line, but it comes from the bottom of my heart ❤️,may God gives you good life and many blessings

  7. Janette Maldonado on 26/03/2022 at 4:29 PM

    I have prayed years now for family. I just turned 71…no family. I was raised wrongful, one abuse after another, abandoned yet there were 8 of us, tortured, survived through His Love, still no family. I am very ill now, losing all my facilities…ALL. Yet I TRUST Jesus’s Word, promises and the one I hold on to most is, He is at the Door…nothing matters me anymore but To See His RETURN: His promise ‘I go and prepare a place for you in my home there are many mansions and if I GO and prepare a place I will return that where I am, you may be with Me Also. Even so, come LORD JESUS come
    ..emphases added . Ev

    • Zaydah on 06/05/2022 at 7:47 PM

      Peace and Comfort from above Janette. I won’t say I understand your pain but Jesus does. Hebrews 4:15-16 We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all–all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.(MSG). I decree peace untold upon your heart and mind. I rebuke every evil spirit working against your life. I declare restoration in Jesus name. In Him ALL things, EVERYTHING is possible. Hugs and love.

  8. Shawn Leonard on 25/07/2022 at 7:21 PM

    Our Father in heaven.
    I pray for myself. I am truly sorry and I forgive my sin and sorry forgive me. Pls heard my text and voice to God. I am really sorry and I want repent of this my new life
    In Jesus name Amen
    Shawn Leonard

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