Set your mind on things above….For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2-3
There’s a new crisis every day—a debt crisis, an economic crisis, a humanitarian crisis, a political crisis, a constitutional crisis, a crisis at the border, a crisis with the environment, and, as of this writing, a measles crisis alarming parents in the United States. Our planet is engulfed in crises, and our human emotions can’t bear it all.
The dictionary defines a crisis as “a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.” But thank God we have Christ amid the crises of life! Think of His blessings in ages past. Nothing has touched your life without His knowledge, and there are a million dangers from which He has kept you, though you’ve been unaware of them.
He will never forget you nor forsake you or fail you. Sometimes, it’s in the crisis that we see God more clearly than ever. He comes with peace, with power, with protection, and with a sense of His deepening presence. If you’re in a crisis today, look upward. Set your mind on things above, not on things of earth, for your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come. ‘Tis grace hath bro’t me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. John Newton, “Amazing Grace”
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