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Self-Counsel During Trials
Have you gone through a trial and thought you have no way of getting out of it? The struggle, inaccuracy, and pain are common, “Do not think it is strange.” People face trial because they are in a fallen world. God says it is not strange and your trials have a purpose.
But as a biblical counselor, we are asked to go back to the Scriptures as in 1 Peter 4:12. Before you can counsel somebody else about their trials, you must have good theology and the ability to self-counsel. Walk-in God’s counsel for your own edification, maturity, and growth. If you are not walking in victory during your trials, how are you going to help others?
We are being grieved by various trials even though we do not like it, we need it. The grief, challenge, and difficulty are all worth it because of the spiritual dividends that it produces. 1 Peter 1:6-7
Our trials are not arbitrary. They have a purpose. They are there to approve and to test us. All through our life, we can be proving that our faith is genuine because when difficulties arise, we have an opportunity to trust and to depend on God.
Listen to the full episode of the Biblical Counseling Podcast as Pastor Jeff Christianson talk more about the importance of self-counsel during trials.