After I wrote an article for the college newspaper, one of my former professors asked me if next year I would speak to his biblical counseling class. Apparently, the day after the paper came out, the class had had a whole discussion on whether believers should use medications. This professor said that in general the class seemed to think that therapy should be “enough.”
And it may be. For some people.
I’m not going to preach, but I will do a little copy-and-paste job here and share an old story:
A man who couldn’t swim very well was stranded in the middle of the lake. He prayed to God, asking Him to save him from drowning. Shortly after, a man on a boat came by.
“Do you need some help?” He asked, slowing his boat to a stop next to the man.
“No thank you,” The man replied. “God will save me.” The man with the boat shrugged his shoulders and kept going.
Next, a man with a canoe paddled next to him, slowing to a stop and asking, “Do you need some help?”
“No thank you. God will save me.” The man replied, smiling. The man on the canoe shrugged, and paddled on.
Next, a man in a tiny paddle boat came by, stopping next to the man and asking, “Do you need some help?”
The drowning man replied, “No thank you, God will save me.” The man in the paddle boat shrugged, and paddled away.
The drowning man did indeed drown, and when he reached heaven, he asked God “Why didn’t you save me?”
God replied “I gave you three boats. What more did you want?”