Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your relative. (Proverbs 7:4)
You can learn how to do almost anything in life, if you look on YouTube. Need to replace your car battery? Make a gluten-free birthday cake? Start building a retirement fund? There’s somebody on YouTube who’s ready to say “Hey guys!” and then explain it to you. And on the rare occasion when you can’t find the answer you need on YouTube, just post your question on Reddit and you’ll have five different answers to choose from in minutes.
We’ve never had as much access to information and advice as we do right now. We should all be thriving in life. So why are there so many of us who feel like we’re barely surviving in life? Why are so many people struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, and stagnation? Because there’s a difference between information and wisdom. Wisdom is what helps you navigate through the most critical issues and confusing seasons in life.
Nobody on YouTube can help you process the loss of someone you love, or walk with you through the pain of infertility. No one on Reddit will hold your hand while your newborn baby lies in the NICU. But Wisdom will. Proverbs always refers to wisdom as a person, like a sister or relative, because wisdom is personified in Jesus Christ. He’ll give you direction, comfort, and counsel through his indwelling Holy Spirit.
So if you’re walking through a painful, confusing season right now, cling closely to Jesus! “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him” (James 1:5).