Grace Counseling is a biblical counseling ministry. What that means is that we view the problems, challenges, and struggles of life and faith, and their solutions, from God’s perspective as presented to us in His Word. Biblical counseling differs a great deal from other popular and/or secular counseling. While these other approaches to counseling often view man’s problems as the result of his environment, his parenting, or something else outside of him, biblical counseling believes man’s problems start within him.
In Proverbs 4:23 God says, “Watch over your heart with all diligence for from it flows the issues of life.” Based upon this verse and others like it, the first step of biblical counseling is to identify those wrong motives and ways of thinking that produce wrong and sinful behavior. Once that initial work has been done, God’s Word can and will be brought to bear so that thinking is renewed and behavior is changed (Eph. 4:22-24). The ultimate goal and mission of biblical counseling is see men and women living to obey God and to please Him in every area of their lives (II Tim. 3:16-17).
We understand that there are many difficult issues and situations in life that can tempt us to become confused, sinful, and defeated, or even hopeless. It is our desire to obey God’s command to the church to the church in I Thessalonians 5:14 which reads, “And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men.”
Whatever the reason for your struggles and your particular need, you can be sure that the counselors in the Grace Counseling ministry will patiently and lovingly guide you to God’s Word for hope, help, and healing. For more information about becoming a counselor or to schedule a counseling appointment, contact us at (616) 786-2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.