And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the LORD, and  spread it before the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth. Incline thine ear, O LORD, and ear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: Isaiah 37:14-17

Does it not often happen that you are in great difficulty how to act in some particular case? Your course is not plain;  your way is not open; each side seems  equally balanced, and you cannot tell which way to choose. Your wishes perhaps, point one way; your fears, another. You are afraid lest you should decide wrongly; lest you should take what, in the end, may prove hurtful to you.
It is very trying to be brought into this painful conflict. And it adds to our distress if we are forced to go forward at once, and take one course or the other. Shall I tell you how you may be sure to find unspeakable relief?
Go and lay our matter before the Lord, as Hezekiah did with the king of Assyria’s letter. Do not, however, deceive yourself, as many do, and seek counsel of God, having determined to act according to your own will, and not according to His. But,  simply and honestly, ask that He would guide you. Commit your case to your Father in heaven; surrender yourself as a little child to be led as He pleases. This is the way to be guided aright, and to realize the blessing of having a heavenly Counselor.
A. Oxenden

. . .  and his name shall be called . . . Counsellor   Isaiah 9:6

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