“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8Have you ever sat across the table and had a conversation with someone who is obviously distracted? Sure you have. Have you ever been that distracted person? Sure you have. Fortunately, God is nothing like this.

As we think today about the fact that Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor, it’s very comforting and encouraging to be reminded that He is also our undistracted and attentive Counselor. The Scriptures teach in 2 Chronicles 7:15 that His eyes are open and His ears attentive to the prayers of His people. (This is also taught in Psalm 4:3, 116:1, and 33:13). If you can, take a moment right now to ask God to cause that to sink into your heart a little more. Why? Because there are about 8 billion people in the world, and yet, when you pray, He is looking directly at and listening intently to you. Because He is infinite and omnipresent, you have His full attention at all times.

It doesn’t stop there. Not only do you have His full attention, but you also have access to the joy that comes from knowing that the One looking and listening is also the One who is all-knowing. We find this truth taught in Psalm 147:5, which tells us that His understanding is infinite.

With all of this as context, we come to Psalm 32:8, which is quoted above, and which is a favorite of many a Christian. And when you take into consideration what we’ve talked about, you can see why. Our undistracted, attentive, all-knowing, Wonderful Counselor has promised to instruct, teach and counsel us in the way we should go. He will keep His eye on us, and I might add, on what is coming up in front of us. He knows the future and uses that knowledge to point us in the right direction. He sees what we can’t, He knows what we can’t, and He counsels us when we let Him.

I’m praying today that we will let Him!

Scott Smith
Care Pastor

Jesus is our Wonderful Counselor! And he has gifted his people to help provide wise and loving counsel to others. If you feel the Holy Spirit nudging and desire to receive counsel for yourself, please contact the Emmanuel Faith Care & Counseling Department. We would love to connect you with a counselor who cares and can point you toward the hope and freedom that only Jesus offers! Emmanuel Faith Counseling Resources

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