For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor… Isaiah 9:6
Where do you go to share your deepest thoughts? When you have a problem you need to work through who do you call? It may be your spouse, parent or best friend. Sometimes we seek out a neutral person who doesn’t have a vested interest n our situation to help us with a different perspective.
There are times when it seems no one understands. Sometimes we can’t get our feelings out and are weighted down with our cares. The good news is that Jesus came to be our Wonderful Counselor. He is there to give us advice and to remind us how much He loves us through the words of Scripture.
Hebrews 13:5 reminds us that God said He will never leave us or forsake us. Any time we go to Him with a care or concern He hears us.
I think about those whom Jesus counseled in Scripture. Of course there were His disciples but also others whom He met right where they were and provided the counsel they needed at that moment. There was the Samaritan woman at the well who needed someone to understand that she had value. Jesus met Zacchaeus where he was—up in a tree.
Zacchaeus was curious at best about Jesus and instead of commenting on his size or shunning Zaccheus for his profession Jesus went to eat with him and counsel him on the way God wanted him to live. Jesus gave each of these people value and that turned their hearts to God and away from their sinful lifestyles.
There is no one who knows us better than God and no one who understands more than Jesus. Remember Jesus came to earth and lived life as a human. He struggled with the same kinds of things we do so he can relate to our situations. When we take our cares to Jesus we will find a compassionate friend who brings clarity and sometimes a new perspective to our struggles.
I am thankful that when no one else seems to understand what I’m dealing with I have a Wonderful Counselor to whom I can turn. I hope you know Him as a compassionate ear too.