“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)”
The Lord is a wonderful counselor. The best counselor. Even though I know it’s true and have experienced it, my first reaction is often to turn to friends or family for “counseling.” Something happens to upset or frustrate me, or advice I need, and I want an immediate answer. A lot of the time I don’t get an immediate answer from God but I know I will get an immediate response if I pick up the phone and call a friend. That’s the challenge: waiting for God.
Waiting for His reassurance, His words, His comfort. Not that it’s wrong to ask friends and family, but when I go to them before God I feel like I’m robbing myself of a closer relationship with the Lord. He longs to be my closest friend and its up to me to turn to Him. It’s up to me to learn how God is and will be my Wonderful Counselor.