We need it to survive. Understanding means everything when we are struggling. God is the source of all wisdom and He provides understanding. We have all heard that before..what exactly does that look like? One key is our desire to understand. If that is missing.. nothing will happen. God does not serve it up on a silver platter. The truth is we must seek it above all else. Our hearts and minds must crave the knowledge that only He can give.
He has answers for everything..but we must seek Him and ask for those insights. Often God will lead me to a book. A specific book will hold the key for me. Sometimes answers come from other people’s words. Of course they are found in the Bible. Then there are times when He speaks to my heart and reveals truth that I could never know any other way. His desire is to provide all the understanding I need to navigate the road of life. He wants to do the same for you. The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth..the Spirit of God..the third person of the Trinity. His purpose is to reveal things to us..insights into people..situations..problems. He does not leave us alone..asking us to do it all. We are totally dependent upon Him..our minds do not have the answers we need.
Do you crave wisdom and understanding? Is it more important than your next meal? Would you give everything you had for it? Can you live without it? Your answers reveal where you are in your walk with the Lord. Do you need to shift your priorities and start to focus on those things that truly matter? Ask God..He will be honest with you.
“I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts might be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called — His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.”