Guest Blog – I Am God’s Fruit Basket

avatarHave you ever lived a life so filled with pain and despair you begin to wonder why God would allow you to survive a lifetime of suffering? What did you do to deserve this pain? As Job cried out, “If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of men? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you?” (Job 7:20) For me the irony dug deep as a man with bipolar disorder, over the years I began to feel the pull into ministry. It seemed ridiculous at first; that I, a man with so many issues, should become a shepherd of Christ. The words of James in particular become a stinging conviction; “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” (James 1:6-8)

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Staff Pick – Biblical Counseling Keys

BibCounsLibSEach week the blog will feature a favorite book of a staff member that’s available on WORDsearch.

Do you ever wonder…

Who is God?

“Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” (Psalm 9:10)

Who am I, and what is my true identity?

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)

 Why am I lonely?

Question: “How can I feel lonely when I have Christ in my heart?”

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100 Ways You Can Help Hurting People

BibCounsLibS“I need your help and advice” is probably a phrase you hear often. People are drawn to you for help because you are involved in ministry and value the life-giving wisdom found in God’s Word. Today more people are hurting than ever before-and here’s a wonderful tool to help you offer hope to them.

Discover the Biblical Counseling Library by June Hunt
You’ll find it’s unlike anything else for helping you offer sound, biblical counseling to hurting people. 26 years ago, June Hunt founded Hope for the Heart Ministries. Ms. Hunt’s team of licensed ministers and certified counselors has identified 100 Key Counseling Topics, and published 3,000 pages of biblical and practical advice for overcoming these problems. In printed form, this library sells for $300. The WORDsearch price for this digital edition is regularly $149.95, but it’s on sale now for just $89.95Click here for more details. Or call 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 6696.

WORDsearch Makes it Even Better!
When the Biblical Counseling Library is in your WORDsearch library you’ll find it’s even more useful than the printed edition. You’ll be amazed at how fast you can find a wealth of biblical advice on any topic. With just a click or two of your mouse, you can print counseling guides or email excerpts to anyone.

Here’s how the Biblical Counseling Library Helps Heal Hurting Hearts
Choose any of the 100 topics, for example, anger. Each topic guides you along the same 4-point outline: Definitions allow you to fully understand the topic; Characteristics help you identify cues, symptoms and reactions; Causes help you find the sources of the problem; Steps to Solution offer practical applications and helpful encouragement. You’ll also discover that each counseling key provides a page of memory verses that are relevant to the topic. These memory verses can easily be printed out and cut into convenient, wallet-sized cards for either the counselor or counselee. Check it out by viewing this short video demonstration

Learn more about how the Biblical Counseling Library can assist you in your ministry. As a part of your WORDsearch library, this resource will cross-reference with many other tools you use every day. Just click here, or call us at 1-800-888-9898, and we’ll get you set up. Mention special offer 6696.

Anger, Fear, Loneliness, Addictions and Grief. These are just a few of the heart-wrenching problems people bring you every day seeking relief by way of your counsel. I’d like to invite you to try the Biblical Counseling Library today. Try it for 60 days and if, for any reason, you are not delighted, return it for a complete refund.