In my opinion, unless a counselor is well aware of how God works for the good of His children, and is able to communicate something of those facts to counselees in times of distress, he will be a pretty sorry counselor. I like what Chrysostom had to say about the providential care God showed for … [Read more...] about Providential Care
“All things work together for good” is the part of the quotation usually given while omitting the words “to those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.” That is one fact to remember—when quoting the verse, include those words. The fact is, unless one has been called by God (through … [Read more...] about Romans 8:28
God’s providence is a wonderful thing; by it we know that all things work together for the good of His children. In counseling, or preaching, a man of God is able to assure others of this fact. He should often revert to that comforting doctrine. But some are not satisfied with that assurance. … [Read more...] about Providence and Reasons Unknown
In discussing problems with Christian counselees, we often find ourselves deeply involved in matters concerning the providence of God. People want to know “Why?” But it isn’t always possible to respond to that question in any specific way. If it is, fine; but that is the exception, not the rule. So … [Read more...] about Paul (or You) In Prison
Many think that God proposes, but man disposes. But they have it dead wrong! Man simply doesn't change God's plans, as that statement indicates. From all eternity God planned (rather than proposed), and man does what He planned in the first place. Now, this happens in such a way that man does what … [Read more...] about Whose Plans Are Accomplished?