He brings depth- in His Word 3-6-2023


He brings Depth in His Word 3-6-2023

 Sometimes life just gets too deep to handle, when that happens we need, really need to get in His Word. 

If you need wisdom, ask from our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. James 1:5-8

It is easy to gloss over the scriptures with little bits and pieces pulling out a portion here or there, we need to continue in and read the rest! Let’s look at more of James today!

Lately I have been digging in and reading more and more even when a study I have been working on suggests one or two verses in order to answer the questions at hand. When we do this it gives us the full picture, more wisdom in His Word.

I do not know how to explain it, but it gives me personally more clarity.


In James, for instance, I found the clarity focused on how powerful it is for us to trust God and obey Him when we pray. When we ask believing, having the confidence that our Lord will hear our prayers then we can continue on trusting Him with all our hearts. Then we will be able to accept the answers that come, in His time and His will. I found here that   we do not seem to receive the answer because we ‘ask amiss’, or without paying attention to His will and purpose in things. We need to do as Jesus said and ask it in His name.  To remember to gather together in prayer because there is power in numbers too!  But as James 1:5 reminds us when we need wisdom ask God for it. His Word is full up on wise words! This chapter tells us not to waver, to be full on strong in believing that God will answer it, don’t be one of those wishy washy prayers that change up what we are asking sometimes even in the same prayer. You know what  I mean? Like when we pray something like ; “God please help me find a job, but don’t let it be on a day that I am sleeping in, or plan to go to a party or other event, let it be if its your will that this happens and in your time,… etc.,” Think about it for a moment, if we are going to put stipulations in our prayers then we are not asking God to work it out but with wisdom but instead we are putting in an order! Think about it, again now. Check your heart before you pray. Seek God, yes and let your requests be known but check your heart to make sure it is right with Him first.  Just remember that just because things do not go right the way you prayed for it to does not mean it was not in God’s will. We know so little in comparison to the creator of all things.

Sometime back, when my parents both died in one year, I was devastated until I realized that God knew better. He knew what was best for both of their lives. Maybe they would have had to suffer longer?  What did I know? Maybe life would have been so much worse? God chose to give them the ultimate healing from their suffering and their situations. Only God knows why and when we say we trust Him we included the way He chooses to run the universe as He chooses. There was peace in that decision. When you know that  your God knows better, and accept that it is much easier to get through situations that make no sense to us.

So, ask Him for wisdom in His Word, then stand on it! Do not waver, accept the things as they come and know that as you believe that He is God, you have to believe He knows what is right. No matter what.

Do not be a wishy washy prayer person.

Do believe. Trust God to listen and hear and sift the prayers as He would choose to. Don’t get mad at Him when you can help it, but know He will forgive you when you do. He loves you.

As Paul did become content no matter what we go through.

How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me.  Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.  I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. Philippians 4:10-12

 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled, you believe in God, believe (Trust) also in Me.” Jesus said in John 14:1

Be filled with the Spirit and sing songs, and psalms to the Lord from your heart cries. David did this until he was no longer desperate. He asked God to create in him a clean heart and to renew a right spirit within him.
We should pray that too! Especially when things are making us mad. For that little bit of leaven can bring us down, but God’s Spirit within us will lift us up. In Jesus’ name… In His Word.