“For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.” Pr. 24:6
I like having a safety net.
Yesterday I found my mind in worry mode. There was no real reason it needed to be, but it was an indicator to me that I was looking to the wrong things in which to put my trust, that’s for sure. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Since I wasn’t feeling that peace, I knew that I needed to set my mind on God, but I was struggling with that a bit.
Enter my wise counselors: It was time for Bible study and prayer with my kids. When we were talking about our prayer requests, I let them know that I was feeling worried. They did not like that one bit. I reminded them that I knew that I just needed to trust that God will take care of things, because He always does. They wholeheartedly agreed. And then they prayed for me, and the peace set in.
By building up wise counselors these few years, I have helped to wage my own war! The Lord has given me all that I need and then some. Not only has He given me His Word for me to depend upon and to use, but I now have wise counselors around me to add extra safety when I need it.
I am so thankful for a God who cares and provides!
Who are your wise counselors? Where is your safety? If you know, but you resist them, stop resisting. God put them in your life for a reason. If you’re not sure, then ask the Lord to show you. He always provides for our needs.