A Word from The Word

The Wonderful Counselor


Psalm 16:7

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.      NIV

I can echo those words of David. I know what it is to have access to the Lord’s counsel. I value the counsel of the Lord above that of all human wisdom. I’ve proved so many times in my own experience that the Lord’s counsel is reliable.

Later, in the book of Isaiah, the Lord is described as a wonderful counselor, a counselor who is on a level higher than that of human wisdom, human insight, or human knowledge. I’m so glad that I have access to the Lord’s counsel.

And I can echo, too, those words that David utters in the next line: “Even at night my heart instructs me.” So many times when I have an unresolved problem and I go to sleep and commit it to the Lord, in the night the Lord awakens me. And in the innermost depths of my heart, in the stillness of the night, with that still, small voice, He speaks to me. He shows me the answer to that problem. Oh, it’s so good to know that you have access to the counsel of the Lord when you’ve come to the end of your own ability, when you’ve reasoned everything out and it doesn’t make sense. When you’re at an impasse in your life and you don’t know which way to turn.

Remember, the Lord is the wonderful counselor. Go to Him, commit it to Him and in His own wonderful way He will show you the answer.