Thursday, June 11, 2015

WHEN IN A CRISIS

A sure sign of spiritual growth is that you take every problem and crisis immediately to Jesus. You have learned that you have a place to go.

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).

Some Christians are forever in a crisis. Every time you meet them, they tell you another awful complaint: “I’m facing one thing after another. I don’t know what to do.” They are willing to describe their problem to anyone in the vicinity but they never take it to Jesus, as if He has nothing to offer them.

Don’t misunderstand: I’m not referring to Christians who are going through real, legitimate problems. Every day our ministry receives dozens of letters from saints who are enduring severe suffering. Rather, I’m speaking of the “professional gripers” in the church. They are pros at complaining. As you listen to them, you want to ask, “Is your God dead? Why don’t you draw on the resources He’s provided you? Don’t you know He’s made you more than a conqueror?”

How pleasing it is to the Lord when you go to Him first with all your cares. You know you have someone who is faithful to see you through.

Here are several Scriptures for you to lay hold of:

“Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

When you find yourself in a crisis, quickly run to God for comfort, provision and direction!