James 1:5 reads, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him."
This verse strikes me because it falls in the midst of a section that addresses trials. In our trials we feel defeated when we ourselves cannot overcome. It's at our most vulnerable moments that we can choose to give up or ask for wisdom. It doesn't mean the problem will be solved, but it does reflect humility when we choose to ask for wisdom.
With humility, wisdom that seems foolish begins to play out. Philippians 2 bears this out.