“Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord.
– Proverbs 1:28-29 (NIV)
Scripture tells us that wisdom needs to be cultivated on the front end of our thinking. It takes time and effort to gain God’s perspectives, but if we don’t develop the habit of thinking differently in times of calm we won’t know what to do in times of difficulty. Is your prayer to escape the consequences of your decisions, or are you willing to humble yourself and embrace ways that are not your ways and thoughts that are not your thoughts?