"And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.'" 1 Corinthians 1:30-31
We are living in a fractured world marred by the effects of the fall. Life is filled to the brim with challenging circumstances and sorrows that daily confront the human experience. It doesn't take long to see the chaos around us and if we're being honest it doesn't take long to see chaos within. Created in the image and likeness of God, we were made to reflect and refract his glory and goodness but we are far from the garden of Eden. We have rebelliously wandered away from walking with our Creator and the fellowship with God for which we were made. Yet God in his kindness and mercy drew near, he came to rescue us and restore us to himself. Christ, the Son of God, took on flesh to redeem us at the cross and restore us back to God by grace and through faith in him.
What does this have to do with Biblical Counseling? Everything. Counsel from Holy Scripture is not based in a theory, method, or strategy for change but is founded on a person. Jesus Christ meets our deepest need of redemption and he is the one who brings about transformation and growth through the word of God and work of his Spirit (Titus 2:11-14). Our goal in counseling is no different than our main goal in all of life: we exist to celebrate the glory of God through lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. In counseling, this goal is honed in to focus on the practicalities of what it might look like to live in light of the gospel. This entails yielding to God's word to shape what we think, value, and choose as we live in relation to God, ourselves, others and circumstances.
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