“But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.”-I Samuel 30:6; “And David inquired of the Lord.”-2 Samuel 5:19
Evidently this was the holy practice of David’s his life: to wait on God, subduing the fever of his soul, and compelling the crowd of impetuous thoughts to be set aside until time had been given for the clear disclosure of the divine purpose and plan. Like a child that dares not take one step alone, like a traveler in a strange country who is utterly dependent on his guide, so David lifted up his soul for the supreme direction which God only can give; for God understands the future as clearly as the past, and from Him no secrets can be hidden.
- F. B. Meyer
We seek advice from friends, some advice one course of action, and some another, and we don’t know what to do. We try one plan after another without success. But do we sincerely, with a teachable spirit and a willingness to do His will, ask the Lord? “If any man wills to do His will he shall know what to do.