What are some blessings that can come from my time of crisis? - Crisis - TouchPoints

What are some blessings that can come from my time of crisis?

Jonah 1:16The sailors were awestruck by the Lord’s great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him.

Sometimes a crisis helps you see God more clearly.

Philippians 1:12I want you to know, dear friends, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.

How you react in times of crisis can determine what others think about Jesus.

Romans 5:3-4We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us—they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation.

Times of crisis can strengthen your character, when God’s transforming power touches you most deeply.

1 Peter 1:6-7So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure.

Times of crisis test and strengthen your faith. Ask God for the endurance to hold on and not fall into the pit of despair or backslide. Look forward to the joy that waits on the other side of the trial.

1 Peter 4:13Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.

These trials will make you partners with Christ in his suffering.

Times of crisis help you identify with the suffering that Jesus endured for your sake.

2 Corinthians 12:10Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Times of crisis show clearly that you cannot always rely on your own strength to see you through. You need God’s strength. When you ask for it, you will see spiritual strength growing from physical or emotional weakness.