What is good counsel? Where can you get it from?
Be careful from where or from whom you are getting your counsel from! The last thing you want is advice that does not work or that will do more harm than good, or, even worse, one that drives you back to your old ways.
Have you ever watched waves coming toward the beach? If you haven’t, here is a clip I’ve made yesterday morning:
(Now) Then you know how unpredictable they are. You are looking at an incoming wave and think it would turn this way or that way but it doesn’t. It might look like it is going to roll any minute but then it just collapses. Waves are driven by the wind. They are tossed to and fro.
Isn’t this exactly how we feel at times, when God seems distant, silent and not on time? We are confused: “Is this what I ought to do or isn’t it?” or “Will this be of any help or will it not?” We are very much tempted to look into all kinds of worldly wisdom.
But then, of course, we remember that we can ask God — in faith, without doubting — for help. Yes, it might look like He isn’t listening or answering our prayers, but don’t despair! Don’t doubt!
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:5-6)
Dig deeper, child of God! Draw near to Him. Get your Bible (back) out and read His Word. Cling to the promises of God.