3. Trust that God gave good gifts to His children for the benefit of the body of Christ.
This is my key argument about why it is ok for Christians to seek counseling. Our great creator who made us, formed us, saved us, is also the giver of extraordinary gifts. Gifts that edify and encourage the body of Christ. Just as musicians lead worship is a gift to the church, so is the one called to counsel from biblical truth.
If God gave it, then it is an excellent gift.
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and everyone, it is the same God at work." (1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
4. God doesn't want you to remain in the pit you are in.
God doesn't desire for us to stay in a pit of despair. He doesn't want us to be so robbed of joy that we rob ourselves of life. It doesn't mean we will have a life of ease. It doesn't mean that a cure will be found.
It does mean that God will not abandon us along the way.
Counseling for believers is a gift. One that removes us from self-reliance and points us to the cross as many times as we need to hear it. Our thoughts and feelings can cloud our truth sometimes. We need someone who will speak truth over us and brush the clouds back and remind us that the sun (Son) never stopped shinning even though the grey clouds seemed to block its view.
Michelle Rabon is a wife and homeschooling mom of three who feels called to help women thrive in their walk with Jesus every day. In 2012, she started Displaying Grace, a ministry that is focused on helping women engage with God’s Word. Michelle has also served in women’s ministry for the past five years seeking to equip women in the local church through Bible study. When she is not writing or teaching, she enjoys reading, being close to the ocean, and drinking a lot of coffee.
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