Jesus knew what was in man

John 2:25. . .”No one needed to tell Him about human nature, for He knew what was in each person’s heart.” (NLT)

Today’s devotional reminds us that even Jesus appeared to have trust issues. Once you understand human nature, it is very difficult to trust another person. This is perfectly okay. It is far better to trust the only one who is perfect anyway. You are not really supposed to fully trust other humans; you take chances on people. This truth must make it difficult to get married, but if two people fully trust the God of their relationship, then their marriage will be perfected.

On a side note, Jesus’s understanding of human nature makes Him the perfect psychotherapist; maybe psychologist, probably not a psychiatrist since the patient wouldn’t need medicine anyway. At least you know you wouldn’t be charged a copay to see Him. After all, the Bible says God is the great physician.

Years ago, when I was struggling with mental health issues, I eventually gave up on Psychiatry because I couldn’t deal with the side effects, with the only solution being to take more medication. Then I gave up on Psychology because it felt like all I was was a business opportunity for some therapist. It felt like professional help was a sales gimmick.

I chose to pray and read spiritual stuff, mainly the Bible and a few self-help Psychology books. Of course, there’s not much incentive to do this when the government will pay you a check not to work. I guess understanding human nature will also lead you to favor capitalism (or anything) over socialism.

Not that seeing a doctor or therapist is necessarily a bad thing. There are several good faith based ones out there. I found one, although he might see me as a heretic now and want to get me to overcome that too. There are also non-faith based counselors out there who aren’t driven by the Almighty dollar.

The point is, putting God first means going to God with an issue before you seek any help outside of of Him. It could save you money in the long run. You will likely encounter opposition from even people in the church who are carnally minded and conformed to the world.