And His name will be called… Counselor.
Did you know that God Almighty wants to reveal His will to you? He has a specific plan for your life as an individual. Psalm 73:24 says, “You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory (NKJV).
Some people will go to a local bar and pour out their troubles to the bartender or anyone who will listen to them. Others will spend thousands of dollars on therapy. And some will go to a psychic, trying to get some kind of answer. Others might even turn to Google or Siri to try to find the answers to life.
I can tell you where to find answers. You will find them in God’s Word, the Bible. God is a counselor, and He wants to bring specific counsel to you. Isaiah 9:6 describes Jesus this way: And His name will be called . . . Counselor (NKJV). That takes care of the decisions of life.
The Bible says, If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking(James 1:5 NLT). You can have an appointment with Jesus Christ whenever you want it. He always has time for you.
One night a religious leader named Nicodemus had an appointment with Jesus. And one afternoon, a woman from Samaria who had tried to fill the hole in her heart with relationships with men had an appointment with Jesus.
God is ready to make an appointment with you, too, and be your counselor. He’s vitally interested in whatever you’re facing.
In the book of Numbers, we find a blessing that the Jewish priests were to pronounce over the people: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace (6:24–26 NKJV).
The phrase lift up His countenance upon you means that God will be paying attention to you. He’s interested in what you’re facing. His name is Counselor.