God’s Counsel

Have you ever sought counsel? Have you sought the advice of someone more learned? Do you ask others for advice when you find yourself in a situation in which you do not know what to do? Has there been times when there was no one to turn to? Would like to know there is someone always available?

We all experience times when we feel as though we have nowhere to turn for advice. We feel as though we are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Our minds race. We long for wise advice from someone, anyone. We may even feel desperate.

I remember a time when I felt completely helpless. I was moving from Virginia to Illinois—the next day! I had a lot of things to get packed into a trailer. My main household effects had been packed and loaded by a moving company. But I had a bunch of stuff that wasn’t being moved by them. The sun was about to set, and I felt completely overwhelmed.

As I stood in my driveway looking at the trailer and thinking about all that had to be loaded, my countenance fell. I looked up, held my hands up, and asked God how I was going to get it all done and get a few hours’ sleep for the long drive. A still, small voice in my head simply said, “Do the next thing.” I have no doubt it was God whispering to me. It all got done and I got some sleep.

God provides us counsel. He not only provides it when we are desperate, but at all times, if we will just reach out to him. I found it is better to seek his counsel whether things are going well or they are going badly. He is always there. I have also found that it is best to heed his counsel, even if it isn’t what I want to hear. He knows best.

I pray we all seek God’s counsel. I pray we seek him in good times and in bad times. I pray each one of us will heed his advice, trusting that he knows what is best for us. Always seek God’s counsel. Heed God’s advice. Trust God. Experience God’s goodness.

Psalm 32:8-9

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; 

I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. 

Do not be like the horse or the mule, 

which have no understanding 

but must be controlled by bit and bridle 

or they will not come to you.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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