Have you been hit with an unexpected crisis? Are you wondering what to do?
When Mary and Martha’s brother, Lazarus, was sick, they sent word to Jesus, saying, “The one you love is sick” (John 11:3 niv). They did not tell Him what to do; they simply brought their need before the Lord. And that is what we ought to do as well.
When the Israelites criticized and turned against Moses, he “cried unto the Lord” (Exodus 15:25 kjv). Have you been unfairly criticized for something you did? Have you been misrepresented or misunderstood? Cry to the Lord like Moses did.
When King Hezekiah received a threatening letter, he “spread it before the Lord” (Isaiah 37:14). Has someone threatened you in a letter, e-mail, or text? Have they tried to do you harm? Like King Hezekiah, bring it to the Lord.
When John the Baptist was beheaded, his disciples “went and told Jesus” (Matthew 14:12).
When crisis comes (and it will), go and tell Jesus. He is listening and He cares!
Are you facing a “storm of life” right now? By that I mean, are you facing some kind of crisis or unexpected tragedy? Are you losing hope?When Trouble Comes
When we are afflicted, suffering, or in trouble, God tells us what we should do: come before His presence and pray. Why? For one thing, it may just be that God will remove that problem because of our prayers. That is not to say that God will always take away our afflictions, suffering, or troubles; but sometimes He does.An Eternal Perspective
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. —2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT
The lures of this world are rich in temptation, but poor in offering real fulfillment. Momentary thrills can often bring lifetime regret. Tuesday on A NEW BEGINNING, Pastor Greg Laurie poses a key question: “what do you live for?” It’s an important study in his Happiness Series!All Sermons by Greg Laurie