As a Christian, as a believer, when you give your life to Christ and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour, you get many benefits from doing this! How awesome is that! Our Lord is such a loving God, that when you accept Him, He rewards you. How does He do reward you? Stick around and find out.
For me, in these unprecedented times, we can get so consumed in the busyness of life and the constant bombardment of information available in the news and media that we can lose focus on Jesus.
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I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this question – Where are you God, I’m in a crisis? I know I have! The truth, He hasn’t gone anywhere. God can do great work in the darkness, even though you think He isn’t doing anything at all. Your response to God can turn a crisis into calm and pain into power!
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
In a Crisis God is a way-maker
It’s a easy thing to say that God is a healer when you are not sick. It’s a different box of toys when you or a loved one aresick. To know that He is a way-maker when you are not lost is a different kind of knowing for those times when you are lost. It’s one thing to say that God is a provider when your fridge is full and your bank account is sufficient. It’s a whole other type of knowing when your fridge is empty and you’re flat broke.
Discovering God in a crisis
God allows crisis situations in our lives because in them we discover God in a way we have never known Him before. When He wants to move you to a new level of intimacy with Him, He will typically use a crisis. For example, when the Israelites fled Egypt on their way to the Promised Land, God allowed them to run into what seemed an impossible situation in their path—He allowed them to get caught between the pursuant Egyptians and the Red Sea. But in allowing them to reach the end of themselves, He also allowed them to witness what He could do when there seemed to be no more options available.
He can do the same for you. He will, if you trust Him. God does some of His best work when your back is up against the wall. Let Him use the crisis you are in to show you His power, His presence, and His ability to turn your situation around.
The purpose of trials and crisis in your life is to get you to cry out to God and then see Him come to your deliverance. When this happens, you get to know His power, His presence, His purpose at a higher level than ever before. You come to know God in ways you could never know Him when life is simply comfortable.
While most of us assume all blessings include favour and things going well, God tells us and shows us that He can also bless us through pain. A downturn in your situation can actually be a blessing that puts you on the path to an upturn. It was in the added stress on the Israelites’ work, as slaves in Egypt, that caused them to cry out to God. This caused Him to respond to their cry and ushered in their eventual freedom and establishment as their own nation.
Hebrews 12 tells us that God will often shake things up in order to usher in something new – The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:27-29
Never look at your crisis as merely a negative thing that you must endure. Many crises are positive things disguised as pain. They are God—reaching in and placing you on a pathway to your purpose.
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We do not have to pray in a certain way for God to hear us. We can simply lift up the prayer of our hearts to Him as if we are talking openly with a close friend. I have taken some key truths from scripture and reworded them into prayers of gratitude. Combining prayer with God’s Word is powerful. I now want to share it with you.
I pray that these prayers help you to overcome negativity through applying the power of prayer and God’s Word to your life.
Meditate and study God’s Word and come up with your own prayers. If you struggling, I encourage you to find online assistance to find scriptures on a topic you struggling with and then reword them into prayers from your own heart.
7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Heavenly Father, I thank You for each person who reads this series and lifts up these and their own prayers to You. I pray that You would do a mighty work in their hearts as they spend time in prayer with you daily, continuously. Let them ask, seek and knock and find a change inside them through your Word and prayer, give them a hunger for You that only you can quench. We love You and thank You for this opportunity to come to You with our prayers of gratitude. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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