Where do you seek counsel? When you are struggling, when you have a difficulty or problem, when you need guidance – who do you seek out?
Of course, some of us are blessed to have some beautifully wise and Godly sources of counsel. I think of two good, Christian men in my own life – my daddy and my grandpa – who have advised me in so many ways. They listened well, they prayed with me, and of course, though they were human and therefore not all wise and all knowing, they shared their own hard fought spiritual and practical wisdom with me.
It’s part of why God made the church – so that we could help each other.
However, we too often seek the counsel of other people before we seek the counsel of the most important person in our lives (he is the most important person in your life, isn’t he?)
Who is wiser? Ummm. That’s not hard to count. No one is.
Who has more life experience? Well, he created life. I think he knows pretty well how everything works
Who has more time? He’s not even affected by time. In fact, the only appointments he holds are the ones He sets in place.
Who understands you, even before you explain? No one except, of course, him. In fact, He often understands me better than I understand myself!
And I get it. After praying about my dilemma, I am unlikely to see on a billboard “Tracy, take this job, not that one! Love, God” complete with a giant arrow, as I drive down the road.
And yet, we often neglect His wisdom and His comfort by not seeking HIS counsel first:
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah ~ Psalm 62:8
Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. ~ Psalm 119:24
Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for your testimonies are my meditation.
I understand more than the aged,
for I keep your precepts.
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. ~ Psalm 119:50
While God may not be posting on billboards or social media, He has provided exactly what we need in His word and His Spirit and His son. In fact, if we pour our hearts out to him and seek out His love and His word, we will find ourselves richly, immeasurably blessed as only the Lord can provide.
So, have you sought God’s counsel today? You won’t be disappointed.