When faced with a devastating crisis remember this:
God says He will
… still be the cornerstone of my life.
… protect me.
… lift my head high.
… restore my joy.
… give me peace that passes understanding.
… put me back together.
… open my eyes to new opportunities.
… lead me to triumph.
… make me wiser and stronger as a result of this trial.
… catch me.
… help me in my time of need.
… hear my cry.
… breathe life into me.
… cover me.
… draw close to me.
… send His angels to comfort me.
Crisis will come because we live in a fallen world, a time and place where there are angry people, bad choices, car accidents, disease, and other things that stand against us. But that’s why knowing our purpose is so important. When we know why we’re on the earth, we aren’t swept off our feet when crisis appears.
True Intercessors who fall to their knees in a time of crisis are anchored on the One who holds the universe in His hands.
Heaven is filled with absolute, perfect, confidence in God. This world is filled with absolute mistrust. And you and I will always reflect the nature of the world we are most aware of. What you live conscious of is what you will reproduce in the world around you. I try to live in such a way that nothing ever gets bigger in my awareness than my conscious awareness of the presence of God upon me. I don’t care what the problem is; if it’s an international crisis or a personal issue, the moment that problem gets bigger than my awareness of the presence of God on me, then I will live in reaction to a problem.
Most Christians long to see miracles, but they don’t want to be put in a position where they will need one.
Crisis is not a time to reason things through intellectually, cast blame, or look for “sin in the camp.”
The mettle of a person comes to the surface in times of stress and turmoil. You don’t develop a strong character and moral compass as a result of a tragedy. These need to be developed, long before a crisis ever hits so you can keep your integrity, compassion and respect flowing during the long road of recovery that follows an immediate crisis. Sometimes, a crisis causes character traits that lay dormant to rise to the surface, and you find the inner determination to press on, much to your own surprise! Compassion, forgiveness, patience, tolerance, endurance, humility, generosity -these are the true go-to tools of recovery.