God's Counsel Supersedes Self Counsel

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 13-16.
David wrote a poem, which he then delivered to the chief musician that he might put it to music (Psalm 13:0). David struggled with something greatly, so much so that he wrote about it and wanted it set to music, knowing that others, such as yourself, have the same struggle. He wrote,
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
(Psalms 13:1, 2)
Someone pursued David, but God did not help immediately and David wondered why. How long would he have to wait for God’s intervention? Since David had to wait, he kept taking counsel in his soul, but he knew that could not help him.
Perhaps that is what God wants us to see, that yes, we should think, but that ultimately our thoughts have to be rooted in trust in Him.

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