How should I respond to crisis? - Crisis - TouchPoints

How should I respond to crisis?

Psalm 57:1Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy! I look to you for protection. I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until this violent storm is past.

Jonah 2:1Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish.

Jonah 2:7When I had lost all hope, I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord.

When a crisis leaves you vulnerable and exposed, seek the merciful protective covering of the Lord himself.

Psalm 130:1From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help.

Before you reach the end of your rope, call upon the Lord. Your weakness showcases his strength; your crises are opportunities for God to restore and heal you.

Psalm 28:7The Lord is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trust in him with all my heart.

A crisis may leave you wondering, “Whom can I trust?” But you can be assured that you can always trust the Lord.

Psalm 119:143As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.

When crises threaten to overwhelm you, God’s Word is a firm foundation to keep you from falling into a bottomless pit. Draw close to him, read his Word, pray, and continue to obey even during the crisis.

2 Chronicles 20:1-12Messengers came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army from Edom is marching against you from beyond the Dead Sea.”. . . Jehoshaphat stood before the people of Judah and Jerusalem in front of the new courtyard at the Temple of the Lord. He prayed, ” . . . O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.”

You are most severely tested in times of crisis. Jehoshaphat faced three attacking armies without the military resources to rebuff them. He turned to prayer as a first response, rather than as a last resort. And God delivered the king and his people in a remarkable way. Crisis becomes a powerful means for God to reveal his care and power on your behalf.

Psalm 46:1God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

There are many situations over which you have no control, but God does. Call on the Lord for protection and direction in critical times.

John 16:33I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

Do not be surprised by struggles and crises. This is a fallen world and everyone faces troubles. But along with the troubles comes the strength and wisdom of God to handle them.