If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. James 1:5
This verse comes in the middle on the discourse on endurance, faith, and joy.
2Dear brothers and sisters,a when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
5If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
From what we see in James’ letter, when in trouble, it might be a good idea to also ask for wisdom. Some folks go into endurance mode or they use human insight or they fall into despair. Christians know that we must ask God for wisdom. Wisdom may tell us the reason why we’ve fallen into troubles. It might tell us how to get out of it. It might tell us what is being accomplished.
And see how James tells us that God will not rebuke us for asking. Are some people afraid of appearing stupid before God? Are they afraid of coming to God’s throme with a question? Whatever the problem, God is accessible. He is a loving father who likes making His children wise.