He has ways and means for delivering us which we know not of.He can either turn our enemies into friends, or else so check all their efforts that they shall do us no real injury. Spurgeon, commenting on Psalm 124 and Genesus -44 in Spurgeon's Devotional Bible, p.The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed, and obeyed, depends not upon the testimony of any man, or Church; but wholly upon God (who is truth itself) the author thereof: and therefore it is to be received, because it is the Word of God. If Christian fellowship is not available, then simply being in a public place may bring comfort. Pursue Him in prayer, call upon Him for help and deliverance, and seek Him "until there is a transaction." Then, trusting the Lord for deliverance, with your mind staid on Him, it may be helpful for the troubled person to be with others.
The Whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence, may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of Spirit, or traditions of men. If someone you are helping, or if you yourself are in a crisis situation, or have been through a traumatic experience, then, if you know Christ, immediately get alone with Him in prayer using Psalms as your guide, because ultimately Christ is our only source of help (Psalm 34:4, Psalm 56:9, Psalm 1, Romans ,39, James 4:7, Hebrews 13:5). -- Joseph Alleine Part 1 READY REFERENCE: IMMEDIATE COUNSEL ON MANY SUBJECTS THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE MORAL LAW Bible Promises TOPICAL LISTINGS OF SCRIPTURE USEFUL IN COUNSELING Proverbs, Topical Listings Scripture Memory Systems TRAINING IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING Christ and Counseling The Sermon on the Mount The Parables of Christ The Teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ Evangelism The Doctrine of Man (Human Nature, Total Depravity) Repentance the Key to Salvation and Change Adoption Into God's Family, God's Family Recovery of the True, God-centered Gospel Biblical Applications in Evangelism Evangelistic Sermons Gospel Tracts and Witnessing Tools Testimony Hard-case Witnessing Follow-up of Inquirers Assurance and Perseverance of the Saints APOLOGETICS CREEDS, CONFESSIONS and CATECHISMS BIBLICAL COUNSELING The Wisdom Books James General Works on Biblical Counseling Pastoral Counseling Preaching and Pastoral Counseling Medical Aspects of Pastoral Counseling Referral in Pastoral Counseling Chapter 2 (part 1) Related Web Links Part 2 For all Counselors Peer Counseling Questions and Answers Audio Cassette Tapes on Counseling Subjects Legal Aspects of Counseling BIBLICAL COUNSEL BY SUBJECT Homework for Counselees Biblical Counseling Tracts Case Studies Correspondence Containing Biblical Counsel Chapter 2 (part 2) Related Web Links Combined Interactive Contents for The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal worship God, sing the Psalms. Turn to the Gospel of John, chapters 14 through 16, for comfort in time of crisis or distress. -- The Westminster Confession (1646), Chapter 1, Articles IV and VI O ye saints, how you should love the Word, for by this you have been converted. (Proverbs -22) You that are unconverted, read the Word with diligence; flock to where it is powerfully preached. Come from your knees to the sermon, and come from the sermon to your knees. For wisdom in getting along with others, read Proverbs. When you go let it lead you, when you sleep let it keep you, when you wake let it talk with you.
Blessed are those men whose trust in the Lord never wavers. 45 *Adams, Jay Edward, The Practical Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling, 202 pages, ISBN: 1889032468 9781889032467."THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING is designed to afford Christian counselors quick reference as well as comprehensive access to the chief principles and practices of biblical counseling.