So, you think you wear too many hats?

Look at how many Jesus wore.

By Patrick G Howard

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 Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

We all live very busy and stressful lives. Between our personal lives and trying to make a living, we can be pulled in so many directions that we don’t know which way is up. And now that the holidays are here, we’re going to be stressed with much less sleep.

The next time (and every other time) you feel overwhelmed, take a moment to reflect on what God told the people of Judah, through the prophet Isaiah. You see, Judah was under constant threat from the Syrians and had quite a bit to worry about. (Some things never change.) They needed to know that God was going to take care of them. So, almost 800 years before the birth of Jesus, Isaiah foretold of the coming of the messiah.

I like the way Isaiah described Jesus. It’s almost as though he was describing the solution to every one of our problems today.

Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor.

Notice that he’s not the angry counselor … or frustrated counselor … or disinterested counselor. No, he is the WONDERUL counselor. Jesus is always there for us. He is never too busy to hear our prayers.

Jesus is the Mighty God.

He defeated Satan. He calmed the wind and sea. He commanded evil spirits. He healed the sick. He raised the dead. And he forgave sins. You don’t have any problems that are too big for him to handle.

Jesus is the Everlasting Father.

He loves you like you love your own children. And He is the same – yesterday, today and tomorrow. Your father will always provide for your needs.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace.

Because of Christ’s perfect sacrifice, we are restored to a relationship of peace with God. All you must do to experience this peace, is just accept it.

Your focus this month …

Whenever you become stressed during this joyous season, remember the words of the prophet Isaiah, and …

– Tell Jesus about your problems. He is the Wonderful Counselor.

– Know that He can take care of your problems. He is the Mighty God.

– Understand that He wants to take care of our problems. He is the Everlasting Father.

– Believe that he wants harmony in your life. He is the Prince of Peace.