Wednesday, June 12, 2013

EMERGENCY PLANS FOR CRISIS!

No matter how unsettled the world becomes, God's people can relax and keep their joy flowing, because our Lord has promised special protection when it is most needed.

Didn't God have an emergency plan for the children of Israel during the worldwide famine? He sent Joseph ahead to Egypt and promoted him to prime minister. He filled the warehouses with enough grain to last out the raging famine and then transported his people within walking distance of those storehouses and fed them to the full.

Didn't God have emergency plans for Elijah? While his nation reeled under the impact of an economic collapse and food was scare because of severe famine—and a wicked king had a ransom on his head—God put His emergency plan for Elijah into effect. He hid him by a quiet brook and fed him by having a bird deliver his food. The survival plan also included a mysterious barrel of grain that never ran out.

What about Noah? What a detailed survival plan God had for him and his family—an ark that floated him and his family safely above all the death and destruction of a worldwide flood!

And Lot? God actually sent angels to personally pull him and his children out of the doomed city of Sodom. God's hands were tied until Lot was safely out of the suburbs. It was more than a loss of his job, more than a collapse of the economy, more than a downfall of the government. It was total annihilation of his society—but Lot was delivered safely.

Paul proved God's emergency contingencies over and again. This apostle was shipwrecked, chased by thieves, imprisoned, accused of treason, plotted against by assassins and yet, in every crisis, God had a contingency plan for deliverance.

We, too, have an emergency plan for survival—designed specifically for each believer.

Let there be no question about it. God will see us through every crisis. No crisis Satan can throw against the children of God can bring them down. Not depression, not famine, not a job loss, not sickness or suffering of any kind. God will deliver His children and there is not one single reason to fear. “Take therefore no thought [do not be anxious] for the morrow” (Matthew 6:34).