By Ed Welch
What do we do when we want to connect Scripture to the struggles of daily life but our problem does not show up in a concordance? How do we get guidance from Scripture for struggles that are not obviously identified there? This is a critical matter for biblical counselors.
There are a few different ways to answer this question. I will just mention one.
Ask a few more questions
When you don’t have a clue about how to bring Scripture to someone, get to know that person a little better. Ask a few more questions.
For example, cutting is a common problem but it is not given much treatment in Scripture. The prophets of Baal cut themselves as a way to move their god into action (1 Kings 18:28), which may give us some leads, but not enough. If that is all Scripture says, then we do not have enough direction to be helpful. So we ask a few more questions.
“When do you cut yourself?”
“Cutting usually has its reasons. What are you really trying to do when you cut?”
“What is the benefit?”
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