Wonderful Counselor

by | Dec 11, 2018

Wonderful Counselor I Daily Walk Devotion

Christmas time is a mixed bag for some people. The remembrance of God sending his son to earth as a baby boy gives us hope, but we can also be crushed by broken relationships that make celebrating it so difficult. With everyone so busy it is hard to find people who are compassionate enough to empathize with your needs. Jesus reminds us today that he is a wonderful counselor we can go to when our heart is hurting.

Isaiah 9:6

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.

It’s a Boy!

Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah, which means savior, would come as a baby boy. He did so that he could relate to every human being. God could’ve sent as a grown man who descended from the clouds, but he didn’t. Instead, Jesus went through all of the growing pains all us had growing up. One day he will rule the world, but he started as a baby in a manger.

Excellent in Wisdom

Jesus is a wonderful counselor. That means what it says it does. Jesus is someone we can go to for all of our counseling needs. Through his word and prayer, we will get the best counsel you can find anywhere. Isaiah tells us in Isaiah 28:29 he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom. When it says wonderful, it means that when we come away from getting counsel from the Lord, we will be the ones who feel wonderful.

Instills Peace

Backing up all of that counsel is a mighty God who is not going anywhere. There is no one stronger than him, and he will not leave you. Jesus is not a here today and gone tomorrow kind of savior. Once we start to follow him, he remains with us for eternity. That alone should give you a certain amount of peace, but Jesus doesn’t stop there. He gives us peace that passes all understanding (Phil 4:7) that guards your heart and mind.

Seek His Counsel

Seek his counsel today. You won’t regret it. Dive into the Scriptures and immerse yourself in its wisdom. Spend time in prayer pouring out all of your problems to Christ. Seek guidance from older mature saints who can listen to you and pray. As you do this, you will discover this wonderful counselor who loves you dearly.