They did not wait for His counsel.
— Psalm 106:13b | The Bible
God is not a sadist. When He says ‘No’ to something, He’s saying ‘Yes’ to something better. Why learn from the school of hard knocks most of the time?
Sometimes we rush without waiting for God’s counsel. We go through unnecessary pain in relationships, finances, and other areas that could have been avoided.
Nevertheless, embrace the brokenness. Don’t lose heart. Take the blows without getting bitter.
You will be amazed at how life gets easier if you tune in and follow His counsel. From little practical things to bigger issues of life, there’s a constant flow of God’s counsel and wisdom that we can tap into.
But He will not force it on us. We need to pause, hear that still small voice, and obey it.