Saturday, March 05, 2005
taken from "A Treasury of Vance Havner" ...
Wits' end is one of the most frequented stopping places on life's journey. We reach the end of our resources, our judgement, our calculations, and still no decision seems best or even good. It can be the fork of the road for either good or bad. King Jehoshaphat was at wits' end when he said, "We know not what to do," but he was on the way out when he added, "but our eyes are upon thee."
It may be declining health, shrinking finances, family trouble, the choice of a trade or profession - you name it - that brings us to our wits' end. The prodigal son came to his wits' end when he came to himself as he fed the swine, He said, "I will arise and go to my father."
Wits' end is a good place to start, because our own wits are not so good anyway. We may acquire knowledge, but wisdom comes from God, and we get that when we ask for it in faith. When we are at the end of ourselves, there God begins. We must place ourselves in God's hands without reservation. We can expect an answer, maybe not what we want, but what glorifies Him.
If you are at your wits' end, cheer up. It is a great place to start over!