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  • Writer's pictureTodd Render

Without finding fault

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

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Think of all the reasons you don’t ask for help.

Sometimes my pride gets in the way. ‘I GOT THIS’, or we blindly follow the rut of the world’s rules – whichever earns me the most money or gets the most ‘likes’ is the route you pick.

Sometimes it’s our fear of rejection & failure – ‘but, I’m SUPPOSED to be able to get this...’ and the thought of seeking wisdom from someone makes me feel threatened or judged.

Sometimes I am really just looking for some assistance – but you make the mistake of asking that person who gives you the eye roll and tells you “I’ll just do it myself”. ‘No, no! that’s not what I’m looking for! Just get me started, or can you just help me with this one part?’ Are they intentionally trying to make me feel like an idiot?

So, how bad do things have to get - before we ask God for help? and do we put all that human baggage in front of Him in our minds?

  • James 1:5 NIV says "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him."

Without finding fault.

We can come confessing our need, humble and contrite, in repentance as sons and daughters of the King, knowing that He will forgive. (1John 1:8-9) We can always celebrate the goodness of God, just a part of which is that He is so good to us. (John 1:16-17) Out of His infinite goodness and grace, we get grace that spills over. And He is perfectly consistent, perfectly good, “there is no shadow of turning with thee…”

Our heavenly Father is waiting for people to turn and ask - for what He is waiting to give.


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