It is easy to get overwhelmed by the magnitude of all that is changing continually all around us and all over the world. David was feeling the same thing while he was isolated in a cave hiding from his enemies.
Psalm 142:1-3 I cry out to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD I make my supplication. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk they have secretly set a snare for me.
We must do the same thing as David – PRAY to the Lord our God. We must get with other believers and PRAY! First of all we need to pray for ourselves to be settled in who God is. Then we need to pray for WISDOM that only comes from God – wisdom from above.
James 3:17-18 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
But if we listen to the wisdom of man- earthly wisdom, it is characterized by jealousy, selfish ambition, disorder, and all evil things. There will be no peace and not wisdom.
Yesterday in prayer the Lord brought to our remembrance a prophecy from May 4, 2012, that gives us the key to receiving God’s wisdom:
“I am slowing you down to bring you wisdom! Look at the elderly man. You must walk with him. Slow down. You are walking too fast. He walks with a pace of wisdom. He is not running. Do not walk ahead of him. He has much to say to you. I am giving you this wisdom. Slow down, Slow down, Slow down, Slow down, Slow down, Slow down, Slow down; hear the wisdom.”
Here are the words of a hymn called Open My Eyes that I May See. Let this be our cry today to receive God’s wisdom:
Open my eyes that I may see glimpses of truth that You have for me
Open my Ears that I may hear the voice of truth that You send
Open my mouth that I may bear gladly warm truth everywhere