As believers, we’re counseling from a very different location than the secular person. The secular world counsels to the ego, a man-centered location. Whereas, the believer is being counseled from a theocentric perspective, a God-centered perspective on life. In order to know ourselves, we must know the God of scripture. We cannot truly know ourselves, unless we know God. Hence, being made is God’s image, Gen. 1.26-27.
A right understanding of this helps us to think through reasoning our circumstances from God downward to us instead of reasoning upward to God. Our theology matters when we begin to ask questions to interpret the why behind our pain and suffering. In other words, the Omni’s of God’s attributes; his omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience, has everything to do with our circumstances and response.