Seeking God’s Counsel (Weekend Devotional)

April 13, 2013 | Tags: ,

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I will instruct you and show you the way to go;
with My eye on you, I will give counsel.

-Psalm 32:8

This week we found out a major component on our air conditioning unit has broken down. My husband and I anticipated this day because the unit is towards the end of its life. Now we are faced with two expensive choices–fix the broken part for less money or replace the entire unit for more money. Which direction should we go?

I’ve learned over the years that God cares deeply about everything that goes on in our household, even things like a broken air conditioner. After all, He is the One who provides the resources we need to keep our household running. All we own and have belongs to Him. He is the Best One to decide how to spend the money He has allowed us to use. He is also the One who knows whether this unit can be repaired and will last a few years longer, or if the entire system needs to go and be replaced. He has seen it all. He knows all. And I can trust His counsel in the situation.

It took a long time to get into the habit of seeking God’s way for every decision. Normally, we might seek God on the vital or life-threatening things and leave the little things to figure out on our own. We may think, “God doesn’t really care about something small like a broken air conditioner. He’s got bigger things to worry about in the world.” But this is not true at all. God is big enough to handle the huge things of the world, and at the same time, provide direction for the seemingly little things. He is the God of the Universe as well as the God of our Households, all at the same time. And He longs for us to invite Him into our lives for all our decisions.

So, I’ve been on my knees, seeking God’s direction for our broken air conditioner. And you know what? I can feel His delight in my choice to do so. I can feel the warmth of His presence, His peace, and His grace to wait for His answer. I know and trust He is going to take care of it and provide the direction we need to carry forward. I don’t have to worry–God is in control. He will answer my prayers, and His way will be the best way.

By Courtney Silberman

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