When your in a crisis who or what do you turn to for help? What do you value and admire most? To what or to whom are you giving your available time? There is a famous quote “if you haven’t had trouble in your life, just keep on living” Life can hit us hard, so hard we fall to our knees. At the startling beginning of a crisis a problem exist. The problem can be so enormous we become fearful and begin to doubt that is no solution or a way out. Fear can make a person doubt their abilities and become paralyze making it difficult to see the ending of a thing, problem, crisis etc. Fear motivates one to develop a “Just in case” or “You never know” mentality that leaves a person always looking over their shoulder. While fear is present in most every circumstance of life, it does not have to paralyze you. So I pose the question when you are in a crisis and feeling fearful who do you look too for comfort.
Do you turn to your friends for advice and directions, drugs and sex to help you forget the pain, shopping to feed your depression. It is important to realize that whatever you deem important and instinctively turn to in times of trouble is an idol. There are many modern day idols that appear to offer strength and joy, but those who trust in them soon find out that the idol’s image of strength is a fabricated thought or a facade. In this life there will be many more problems to experience and solve, but who do you look for to provide you authentic joy and peace in the midst of it all is in our Father in Heaven. Quiet time with God can help you refocus your life and give you the balance you need to handle any problem. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding 6) in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.
God is the one we seek daily to impart to us comfort, guidance, directions, joy and peace that desires life. Psalms 34: asks the question Who is the man who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from Evil ( Life and death is in the power of your tongue). Speak life over your dead situations. Speak the desired outcome of your problem and it shall be granted within God’s Will concerning you. Depart from evil and do good. Sometimes people hurt you in the process or they become your problem. Do good because the Lord will fight your battles…Seek and pursue peace. Through the fear, hurt and pain it is comforting to know that God’s eyes are on the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
Who we are today is a direct reflection of what has been important to us. If you live a life of worship there will be a distinct resemblance of our Savior Jesus the Christ.