The Certainty of God’s Counsel

The following is an except from my devotional reading. I needed this sweet, simple reminder this morning. May the Lord meet you in it/through it just as He met me. Read on and “muse” ~

A sense of our own folly is a great step towards being wise, (especially) when it leads us to rely on the wisdom of the Lord. The blind man leans on his friend’s arm and reaches home in safety, and so ought we to give ourselves up implicitly to Divine Guidance, nothing doubting; assured that though we cannot see, it is always safe to trust the all-seeing God. This is a word for thee, O believer; rest thou in it. Be assured that thy God will be thy counsellor and friend; He shall guide thee; He will direct all thy ways. In His written Word thou hast this assurance in part fulfilled, for Holy Scripture is His counsel to thee. Happy are we to have God’s Word always to guide us! What were the mariner without his compass? And what were the Christian without the Bible? This is the unerring chart, the map in which every shoal is described, and all the channels from the quicksands of destruction to the haven of salvation mapped and marked by one who knows all the way. Blessed be thou, O God, that we may trust thee to guide us now, and guide us even to the end!” (Spurgeon)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes, [but] reverently respect and rely upon the Lord…It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” (Prov. 3:5-8)

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