Someone You Can TrustJanuary 4, 2009
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
At the end of the day we need God — He is an ever present help in time of need (Psalm 46:1). As we forge into the New Year, I want to focus on who Jesus is in our lives and what He came to earth to give us.
One of the facets of God’s character is Wonderful Counselor. “Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors” (Psalm 119:24). If you don’t know who to talk to about a certain situation, go to the Word and receive God’s counsel. The Word is more precious than a field of rubies, than doorknob-sized diamonds; these words of God are the truth that created the world! When you spend time with God and in His Word, He replaces confusion with clarity.
O Lord, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me. Many are saying of my soul, “There is no deliverance for him in God.” Selah. But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head. Psalm 3:1-3
God is not weak toward you but mighty (2 Corinthians 13:3). You can rely on Him to intervene in your situation. God is so trustworthy that we can cast all of our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7). Look in the Word and realize that Jesus is able to bring you through whatever perplexing deal is trying to wipe you out. Make yourself speak words of faith over your situation. God said that the mountains move when we speak to them (Mark 11:23).
It’s amazing that God, the Creator of the universe, would so choose to give His only Son for us. Because of that great gift, the fear of death is resolved. The price has been paid and we can have fellowship with God and receive help and counsel from this Eternal Father. Thank God that we don’t have to embrace a religious routine; instead we can have a vibrant relationship with the Creator of the universe who is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, and Prince of Peace!
There is nobody like my Jesus,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
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