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James 1:5-8 says, "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does."Contemplating these verses I realize God has the wisdom I need to raise my children. I need to trust him and be willing to ask him for guidance.
I noticed in particular the part of the verse that says God gives "generously to all without finding fault." Have you ever asked someone to help you with something, and the way in which they responded and helped made you feel completely stupid? I sure have. But God is not like that. He gives his wisdom without finding fault. That means I have nothing to fear when I go before him seeking his wisdom.
I'm realizing that I don't really need an instruction manual for each of my unique children. God, their Creator, who knows everything about each one of them promises to give me the wisdom I need. What better instructions can a mom have then that?
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