The Basis For W P
People who are looking for a counselor are looking for practical
answers for difficult situations. They usually already have
tried numerous ways that have not worked, and they want something that
will change their lives. I do Bible-based counseling because the Bible
is practical, showing both cause and
effect and is our Instruction Manual
It can change
The Bible speaks to every issue
of life. From a standpoint of logic, the God who has created us also knows
how to fix our broken lives. He has given us His Word (the Bible) for a
manual to live by. "All scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect (complete),
throughly furnished unto all good works"
(II Timothy 3:16-17). Furthermore, we should understand that all
true counsel must agree with God's
Word. "There is no wisdom nor understanding nor
counsel against the LORD" (Proverbs 21:30). If the counsel that
one receives does not agree with God's Word, it will bring more harm than
good. God's Word also has been tested and found to be true. "The
words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth,
purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shal preserve
them from this generation for ever" (Psalm 12:6-7).
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the
LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment
of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgment of the LORD
are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeeter
also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in the keeping of them there
is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11).
The following subjects and Scriptures
are given for examples. They are far from being complete or covering all
the factors concerning any one issue.
If you have a problem with depression.
If you have a problem with work-addiction
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto
them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise
for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
If you have a problem with learning (attention
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
If you have a problem with fears (phobias).
Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth
understanding unto the simple.
If you have a problem with taking up offenses.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me
from all my fears.
If you have a problem with being a failure.
Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing
shall offend them.
If you have a problem with people being your enemies.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;
but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe
to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make
thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
If you have a problem with a physical disease.
Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even
his enemies to be at peace with him.
If you have a problem with not getting enough sleep
Psalm 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all
If you have a problem with sorrow.
Psalm 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late,
to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
If you have a problem with finding purpose
for your life.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
If you have a problem with financial failure.
Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy
mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
If you have a problem dealing with shame
Proverbs 3:9-10 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the
firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty,
and thy pressess shall burst out with new wine
If you have a problem finding direction
for your life.
Isaiah 61:7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion
they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall
possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
If you have a problem with anxiety (anxiety
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto
If you have maritial problems (incompatibility).
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by
prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known
unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall
keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
If you have a problem with anger (social
Psalms 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain
that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in
If you have problems with working with your boss.
Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and
clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And
be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as
God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
If you have problems forgiving others.
Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters
according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your
heart, as unto Christ.
If you have a problem with generational curses
Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also
If you have a problem with drug or alcohol
Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:
for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that
hangeth on a tree:
If you have a problem with spiritual bondage.
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but
be filled with the Spirit.
If you have a problem with emotional wounds
and bruises to your identity.
John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him,
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
If you have a problem with self-rejection
Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed
me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised,
If you have a problem doubting the love
Psalm 139:13-17 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered
me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My
substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously
wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance,
yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which
in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
If you have a problem with thoughts of suicide.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
If you have a problem with uncontolled thoughts
I Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple
of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not
your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your
body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
If you have a problem with worry.
II Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing
that exhalteth itself agains the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ.
If you have a problem getting a clear conscience.
Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow
shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is
the evil thereof.
If you have a problem with disobedient children.
Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and
there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there
thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother,
and then come and offer thy gift.
If you have a problem with hearing from God.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when
he is old, he will not depart from it.
If you have a problem obeying God.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow
If you have a problem being happy.
I Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such
as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be
tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make
a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
If you have a problem with sin.
Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and
honour, and life.
If you have a problem finding God in your
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
sin against thee.
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal
life: and they are they which testify of me.