The Wonderful Counselor
In Isaiah 9:6, the Bible calls Jesus, the Messiah, the Wonderful Counselor. Do you know why that name is so great and comforting for us? Because life can be very hard at times. Life can beat you to the ground and leave you for dead. Troubles and trials can come like a tornado and leave us devastated and bewildered. And in those time, we desperately need a wise friend who loves us and can counsel us to help us get through the toughest of times. And Jesus is that wise friend. He is that wonderful counselor. And He is ready, willing, and able to help you and me. The Lord promises to comfort us, strengthen us, and guide us as we come to Him and as we seek His face … and marinate in His presence. Let me encourage you to take time today to talk to the Lord. Share your burdens and your fears with Him. He knows what you should do in every situation. And when you put His wise counsel into practice, then you find Real Hope.