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 to another 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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More Encouragement to Keep the Faith
If you need more encouragement on how to keep the faith in times of adversity and suffering, listen to my interview with Ashley Moore on her podcast Be the Two.
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16 Replies to “Keeping the Faith in Times of Crisis”
It’s true that we need to take our gaze off the surrounding circumstances and just focus on God.
Yes. Our thoughts are soi powerful – they determine how we feel and what choices we make.
Isa. 26:3 is a fave! Clicking over to read the rest!
Thanks, Kelly! I love this verse too!
Very uplifting post that is so needed right now.
Thank you! I am glad that the post could encourage you.
It’s so true that focusing on the Lord makes all the difference. Taking the focus off of myself and focusing on the needs of others helps me as well. Thanks for the reminders.
Thank you, Lisa! You are right – it is good for us when we try to meet the needs of the people around us. Loving others is a great way to endure a crisis.
Keeping our eyes fixed on God will strengthen us in timesbod crisis. Thank you for sharing
Thank you! Yes, we need to keep the right focus and perspective!
Thx for this comforting words.
I am glad that the post has encouraged you!
Inspiring post! I think staying positive and finding something to be grateful for every day is so helpful!
Thanks, Holly! Yes, keeping a grateful attitude is a balm for the heart.
Amen! I love the word steadfast. I’m a list-maker, have-to-have-my-plans-in-place kind of gal, so holding on to God’s steadfast love during this time is really important. I don’t have to be in control because God is.
I can so much relate! I am also a list-maker, planner and lover of order. And when lists and plans are changed and things get chaotic, it is not easy. I am so happy that every time we lean on God we can regain our stability and grow in steadfastness.