He is Wonderful Counselor
Blog post by Megan Goff
Recently, our pastor spoke about Jesus being our Wonderful Counselor. It brought me peace as I am in a season of uncertainty. I am not sure where to step next, or if I should move at all. Have you been there?
Isaiah 9:6 “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, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Wonderful in Hebrew is translated to pele'. Pele’ means incomprehensible, or beyond our understanding or belief. Counselor is translated yo‘ets. Yo‘ets means to advise, consult, or guide.
So this means, Jesus will guide us beyond our understanding. In life, we can’t see what’s coming, but we have Jesus, our wonderful counselor, who will guide us to places that we haven’t even thought of, or that we can’t even think of.
Our pastor gave us two ways to allow the Wonderful Counselor to heal us.
1. Be Honest: Psalm 55:22 tells us that we can cast our cares on Him. What do you cast your cares on? Do you call someone and vent before you give it to the Wonderful Counselor? Nothing is too dirty or broken for Jesus to make whole again.
2. Listen to His voice: John 10:27 “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” God can only help us at the rate we apply. If we don’t listen, or talk to Him daily, we won’t be able to follow. Jesus may speak through God’s Word, others, your spirit/conscience, or experiences. We need to dig deep and listen. This way we will know where He is leading us. Because after all, it’s beyond our understanding.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Wonderful Counselor, let’s get to know Him. To know Him is to love Him. Let’s trust Jesus to guide us. Let’s not worry what’s coming next, but know we are being led by an advisor that has plans for us that aren’t in our wildest, greatest dreams.
Welcome to day 9 of Advent: He is Wonderful Counselor.
If you have the She Matters Journal, the Dig Deep section is the perfect tool to help you study the names of Jesus
Is there a place in your life where you need to trust Jesus to be your Wonderful Counselor?
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for being my Wonderful Counselor. Help me to know You as the one who leads me to places I can’t even imagine. I am sorry for not coming to you for direction at times. Now, I lean in and seek you first, instead of my friends or family, I cast my cares on you. Thank you for loving and leading me through my brokenness and making me whole. Amen.