All this comes from the Lord Almighty,
wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom.
ISAIAH 28:29 (NIV)
I understand how Christians can be skeptical about the emphasis some people put on using a counselor as a substitute for seeking wisdom from God – the God who is called “wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom” – but none of our Christian counselors ever led us away from seeking God’s wisdom. Instead, they shared with us the Godly wisdom they had gained while they taught us to examine our lives to make sure we were living the life God would have us live.
The Bible encourages us to seek out wisdom and search for understanding as one would “search for it as for hidden treasure” (Proverbs 2:4). That’s what we were doing in seeking Godly counsel. Without the understanding we gained, we would not have made the changes that helped us come out of depression.
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,
but one who has insight draws them out.
PROVERBS 20:5 (NIV)
On the journey with you,