Devotional: The Wonderful Counselor
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I can echo those words of David. I know what it is to have access to the Lord’s counsel, and I value it above all human wisdom. I have proven many times in my own experience that the Lord’s counsel is reliable. Later on in the revelation of Scripture, Isaiah describes the Lord as a Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6). The word translated Wonderful always contains in it an element of the supernatural. The Lord’s counsel is on a level higher than that of human wisdom, human insight, human knowledge. I am so grateful to have access to His counsel!
I can echo, too, those words that follow in the next line: “Even at night my heart instructs me.” Many times when I have an unresolved problem, I simply commit it to the Lord and go to sleep, without wrestling any further with it. Then in the stillness of the night the Lord awakens me. In the innermost depths of my heart, with that still, small voice, He speaks to me and shows me the answer to my
How good it is to know that you have access to the counsel of the Lord! When you have come to the end of your own ability, when you have reasoned everything out and it still makes no sense, when you find yourself at an impasse in your life and you do not know which way to turn, remember that the Lord is the Wonderful Counselor! Go to Him. Commit your problem to Him. Open your heart to Him – for He speaks to the heart, not to the head. In His own wonderful way, He will show you the answer.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory (Psalm 73:24).