But when you ask [for wisdom], you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
I know I’m not the only one who has wondered why, after asking God for wisdom, it doesn’t seem to come. This scripture explains why: because we doubt. God gives what we ask for freely and willingly (he gives what he knows is right for us, because we can ask for the wrong thing), but it’s up to us to receive.
“Of course I receive it!” you say.
Are you sure? Is you attitude aligned with that? Whenever I am at a loss for wisdom, it’s an indication that I have been doubting. To remedy it, the answer is not to press God for more wisdom. The answer is to revive your trust.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge… Proverbs 1:7