Wonderful Counselor

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And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6b NIV).

He is a God who searches hearts and minds (see Revelation 2:23). He is the One who knows your future (see Jeremiah 29:11). He is the One who can tell you whether He has kept an open door ahead of you. If so, no one can shut it (see Revelation 3:8). He is the One who can give you the treasures of darkness and riches stored in secret places (see Isaiah 45:3). He is the One who will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go and counsel you and watch over you (see Psalm 32:8). This is your God; your Wonderful Counselor.

His name says so. It is beyond understanding/Wonderful (see Judges 13:18). He guides you in the paths of wisdom. There is nothing hidden from His eyes for they are like blazing fire (see Revelation 1:14). His concern for you is great. He says He will look on you with favor (see Ezekiel 36:9). Whatever plans that others have made to topple you will be thwarted because the Bible says, “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord (Proverbs 21:30 NIV). Yes, He is your Wonderful Counselor.

Have you known His ways? Have you experienced His counsel. When He does so, even at night your heart will instruct you (see Psalm 16:7). He is the One who “teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you you should go.” But many do not seek His counsel. They follow their own ways. So He laments, “If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river” (see Isaiah 48:17, 18). The same God is the One who longs to gather you under His wings like a hen gathers her chicks. But are you willing (see Luke 13:34)?

He is “wonderful in counsel and magnificent in wisdom” (see Isaiah 28:29). He knows how long the furnace is to be kept heated for you; what discipline you should pass through and what instrument to use to shape you to be your best. These processes will not go on forever. For He is the Wonderful Counselor who knows when you will reflect His image for wisdom dwells in Him.

So be of good cheer. Think much on His name. And may He be to you a Wonderful Counselor at all times!

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