Are we keeping the faith in times of crisis? How can we build up our faith and be prepared when the crisis hits?
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Keeping the Faith in Times of Crisis
„The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?“ – Psalm 27:1
How can we make sure we are responding by faith in times of crisis? Sometimes the storm takes us completely by surprise: the bad report, the betrayal of a friend, the crisis at work, the suffering of a loved one. From one second to another the crisis transfers us in other reality. Waves of fear and anxiety sweep through our souls and bodies. Our boats are rocking on a raging sea. We find it difficult to concentrate, to pray, to think clearly and to stay firm in faith in times of crisis.
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The Struggle to Keep the Faith
The most important but difficult thing to do in times of crisis is to lift our gaze from the fear-breathing circumstances and to focus our attention on the Lord. The more we focus on the Lord, on His character and His promises, the more we can receive His peace and guidance.
The Bible calls this having a steadfast mind, trusting in God (Isaiah 26:3). We can do this by wrapping our minds around a verse or a phrase anchoring us to a higher reality. Psalm 27 is full of such peace- and hope-giving words. David speaks to his fears and anxiety proclaiming that God is his light, salvation, and stronghold. Is this not everything we need in times of crisis?
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