Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Going it alone

Admittedly, we're a do-it-yourself culture. We're pioneers, revolutionaries, innovators, entrepreneurs. So it's tempting to apply a pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps philosophy to our emotional pain, like this counselor has done. Listen to his CDs, he says, and you won't "have to depend on anyone else to be well...Just you alone with your thoughts and your own power."

Although this guy is a pastoral counselor, his approach is hardly biblical. There are two essential components to a biblical approach to healing: dependence on God and the fellowship of community.

This is good news. You don't have to go it alone. It's not up to you. Turn it over to God, rely on Him, and lean on your Christian brothers and sisters. That's a sure path to healing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you for pointing out that we don't have to go it alone. Jesus is with us every step of the way. How often our culture tells us we must do everything by our own power. Thank you for reminding me of the truth. Be blessed!