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What are some possible reasons for crisis in my life?

Jonah 1:4, 12, 14-15But the Lord hurled a powerful wind over the sea, causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart. . . . “Throw me into the sea,” Jonah said, “and it will become calm again. I know that this terrible storm is all my fault.” . . . Then they cried out to the Lord, Jonah’s God. “O Lord,” they pleaded, “don’t make us die for this man’s sin. And don’t hold us responsible for his death. O Lord, you have sent this storm upon him for your own good reasons.” Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once!

As the ship was sailing along, suddenly the Lord flung a powerful wind over the sea, causing a violent storm that threatened to send them to the bottom.

Jonah was in crisis for running away from God, but the sailors were in crisis, too, because of Jonah’s sin! You can cause others to be in crisis because of your sin. And your crisis could be the result of someone else’s sin.

Proverbs 27:12A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

Sometimes a crisis is the result of poor decisions that you or others make. Foolish decisions can lead to a crisis.

Genesis 12:10At that time a severe famine struck the land of Canaan, forcing Abram to go down to Egypt, where he lived as a foreigner.

At that time there was a severe famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to wait it out.

Ecclesiastes 9:12People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a snare, people are often caught by sudden tragedy.

Sometimes a crisis comes for no apparent reason. It’s no one’s fault. It’s just a part of living in this fallen world.

2 Corinthians 4:11Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies.

Sometimes a crisis happens because you serve Jesus. Jesus warned Christians to expect persecution.

Job 36:15But by means of their suffering, he rescues those who suffer. For he gets their attention through adversity.

Sometimes God creates a crisis in your life to get your attention.

Shouldn’t those who believe in God be free from crisis?

John 16:33Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

Don’t let crises surprise you. In fact, because this is a fallen world, crisis and difficulty are certain to occur. Jesus’ words reminds you that while you will face trials and sorrows, you have his promise of victory.

Psalm 46:1-3God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear . . .

Nothing in this world is stable or safe. You can find no lasting shelter apart from the Lord. When you rely on him, though everything else is shaken, your faith will never be.

Matthew 5:45For [God] gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.

Psalm 50:15Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.

Everyone experiences problems, trials, and suffering. God doesn’t promise that his followers won’t experience difficulty in this life. He does promise to rescue his people (whether in this life or the next) for his glory.