Monday, September 19, 2016

"Help Lord! I need Wisdom!"

The other night we had some friends over to hang out and to spend the night. Since we only have a two bedroom house, our little one had to sleep in our bedroom in her pack and play. We have done this countless times so we didn't expect anything new. But apparently our little one is becoming a big kid. Wisdom was now needed when change happens.

When our big kid is in her own room, she sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night and just sits in her crib talking up a storm. She did it this time too. Usually my husband and I can just lay still or move quietly and she wouldn't even notice but not this time. She is a big kid now and totally noticed it and started to call for my name,

          "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!!"

But this time she crawled out of her pack and play which has never happened before but expected since she is a big kid now. She walked over to the bed and I reached out for her. Our crazy night of much needed wisdom just began.

Since she was awake naturally that means it is time to do what we normally do when we wake up. No not exactly. But how was I going to teach her that when this new found freedom of climbing out of her pack and play was so easy to do? I cried out to God for wisdom. I recognized that this was new for her which is pretty exciting for a two year old but it was bedtime and I didn't want her to take advantage of me.

"How can I show her grace but stick to my guns?
I need wisdom, Lord!"  

And that's what He did. It wasn't easy because we ended up laying in bed for another 2 1/2 hours with her talking and crying off and on but staying in her pack and play.

Later on this incident made me think of James 1:5-6,

 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind
 Maybe you cant relate to this but maybe there is another relationship you have, maybe your husband or a friend, where you want to be able to make the right decision in a hard or frustrating situation. This verse really challenged me in my frustrating situation.  
1) Don't be too prideful to ask God for wisdom
No matter the situation, humbling ask God for what He wants to do. Your ultimate goal should be to bless the other person and for you to learn something new. If you don't ask for wisdom, you might really mess something up or make the situation harder than it needs to be. Plus God wants to help and bless you.
2) Have faith that He will give you wisdom every step of the way
It was so frustrating having been waken up by my big kid. I could have gotten upset and forced her to go back to bed. But instead I realized she was a two year old and I needed to ask God for what I needed to do with faith that whatever she was going to do next, He was going to be there every step of the way. No matter if your situation is a one time thing like mine or a long term one, you can have faith  that in every step and every decision that He is going to give you the wisdom you need. If we doubt because the situation isn't getting better, ask God for more faith in order to trust the wisdom He gives you.
God is a faithful God. He puts us in situations in order for us to grow and to depend on Him. All we have to do is ask Him and have faith that He is going to help you through.


  1. Very good reminder, Kristina. We really need His wisdom in so many daily things. Thank you for encouraging me to notice this more and seek His wisdom more.

    1. It really wasn't that big of a deal but as my little one continues to grow, things are changing and for some reason, God has given me this hope that every step of the way, He is going to help me. Thanks for stopping by, friend!

  2. James 1:5-6 was my go-to verse when I started my journey of motherhood. I quoted it loudly and often as if to convince myself of the promise held in its words. I find myself returning to the comfort and hope again and again as I begin to parent a teenager. Glad to be your #coffeeforyourheart neighbor this morning!

    1. That is awesome! Way to use scripture very intentionally. The kids even got to hear it too. It is a meaty piece of scripture. See ya over at your blog

  3. Hi Kristina,
    Wisdom is a necessity I'm sure for parenthood! Your little one thought it was party time instead of bed time since you were all in one room! :) What a wise woman you are to ask God for what you need and being patient with the situation! And you are a kind and generous hostess to offer your friends a landing place, too! xo

    1. Hi Valerie! Yes totally party time and celebration for the big kid who can now get out of a pack and play. challenges mommy maybe to get her to sleep on a big girl bed. kinda dragging my feet on that. lol thank you for your encouraging words. it has been crazy even how this verse and its application keeps coming up with other situations. kinda cool. see ya over at your blog


Back to Top