when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
“Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me. Proverbs 1:27-28
Perhaps it’s best to address why we don’t heed wisdom when it’s given to us. The only word I know to describe this is “pride.” We think we can do it on our own. We think we know more than the Word of God and even God himself when we make unwise choices, though we’d never admit that we think that way.
Here’s the thing: the Word of God and the wisdom contained therein should be the final authority on decisions we make. Nobody reading this has a problem with that last sentence. But our thinking often gets skewed. We think “my circumstance is special; He just doesn’t understand it.”
The God of the entire Universe has graciously given us the Ultimate Authority Guide for Life: the Bible. In every circumstance, in every personality, in every event, in every conceivable situation, He knows what He’s doing. He knew even before time began what situation you would be in right now and the wisdom you would need to make the right choice.
And He invites you to ask Him and plead for that wisdom. It’s the only right choice.