Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor
It’s safe to assume God is always up to something. He always has your best interest in mind, even in the worst of times. He is constantly at work to accomplish something good in you—if you let him. The wisdom he wants to give you will help you understand what He is trying to do in you through your trials. This is definitely the theme of James chapter one, and also what Paul seems to saying in Philippians 2:13, “…for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Now that’s not only a powerful promise, it gives an open window through which to view what God is up to. He’s involved in our lives, and according to James, God wants to give us the wisdom to recognize that very thing about him—he’s at work in us in every circumstance, good or bad, to make us into mature, complete people. Now the question for all of us is, will we let him do his thing—that thing he wants to do in us? And will we ask him for the wisdom to recognize what that thing is?