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What To Do in a Crisis Situation

We live in a world of chaos. A world of human trafficking and addiction and suicide and random acts of violence. Chaos has plagued mankind since Adam and Eve made a fatal decision in the Garden, but from the very beginning, God offered a way through the storm. In John 16:33, Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

How do we overcome when the bottom falls out? Jesus is the Prince of Peace, but how do we stay calm when our whole world seems to be spinning out of control? The answer is not always easy, but it is simple.

Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Regardless of what we see with our eyes–disease, earthquakes, raging fires–the true battle does not take place in the natural. And, for those who are in Christ Jesus, the victory is already secure.

So, we pray. We pray to the Son of God, who laid down His life that we who believe in Him will never have to fear death. We pray because He has given us the Holy Spirit, through whom we have power and authority and comfort and wise counsel. When anxious thoughts come–and they will–we fix our eyes on the author and perfecter of our faith.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5)

We pray, in the midst of the storm, we rest in the peace that surpasses understanding as we lean on the arm of our Lord and Savior to guide us to safe shores.

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“Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” (Luke 22:46)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10)

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

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