Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. Proverbs 15:22
I stood there dumbfounded. I had just been served with a lawsuit based on false accusations.
Thanks to a phone call the week before, I already knew it was coming and I thought I was prepared for it. But it still caught me off guard and literally took my breath away.
My heart was breaking into a million pieces and I felt the life drain from my entire body. What was I going to do now?
I was a single parent with three children and earned just enough money to support the four of us. There was no way I could afford a legal battle.
I did the only thing I knew to do at that moment. I cried. Then I took my cries to the Lord and He heard me:
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1
In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. Psalm 18:6
Through my tears and prayers, I sought God for guidance and He reminded me of just Who He is in Isaiah 9:6:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Two very important facts jumped out at me through this scripture.
First, “the government shall be upon his shoulder,” told me that God could handle any court proceedings I was facing.
Second, “and his name shall be called…Counsellor,” meant that He was going to be my attorney or my Counselor-at-Law!
In my quest for legal consultations, a lawyer so graciously explained what I needed to do (free of charge) and that it would cost me very little out of pocket.
I was not completely convinced that what he advised would work, but I proceeded with his instructions anyway and filed the response. The response to the suit was short to say the least – it didn’t even fill one page.
And then I waited for what seemed like an eternity. But praise God, the lawsuit was dropped and could never be brought up again!
God took the brief response and provided a miraculous victory for our family. And that is why Jesus is my Wonderful Counselor!