My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up success for the upright; He is a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers. Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity—every good path. For wisdom will enter your mind, and knowledge will delight your heart. -Proverbs 2: 1-10
God is able to give us wisdom and to direct our hearts to understanding. We know that Foster Care is in crisis. The children need us to seek for understanding and insight as though we are seeking for an invaluable treasure, which we are. A child’s life lies in the balance. We need God’s wisdom and guidance for how each of us can impact this precious child’s life for His glory. This scripture reminds us that as we seek His wisdom, we will understand righteousness, justice and integrity. God helps us to know what each of us should do, whether it is fostering a child, stepping up to walk alongside a foster family as part of their support system, or to give of our finances. In prayerfully seeking God’s guidance, He will supply us with the wisdom needed to make an impact in the lives of children - one of God’s greatest treasures.