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When Crisis Comes

January 16th, 2012 Posted in sermons

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 that you love is sick” (John 11:3). 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.

#1 When the Israelites criticized and turned against Moses…

Moses “cried unto the Lord” (Exodus 15:25). Have you been unfairly criticized for something you did? Have you been misrepresented or misunderstood? Cry to the Lord like Moses did.

#2 When King Hezekiah received a threatening letter…

He “Spread it out 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.

#3 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!

These thoughts are from the message I just gave at Harvest from my new series, Hope for Hurting Hearts.

To see the whole message, go here:

http://www.harvest.org/r?id=4220&section=archive&use_ref=1&mid=1317

2 Responses to “When Crisis Comes”

  1. Jody johnson says:

    When I find myself struggling with “control”, I imagine myself free falling backwards into God’s arms. He always catches me! It takes practice but just like prayer, the more you do it, the more second nature it becomes. There is a wonderful sense of peace that comes when you know that God hears your prayers and will catch you when you fall.

  2. Tim says:

    How do I let go of my life and put GOD in control ? How do I let GOD work in my life ? I have been raised to make my own decisions so how do I let GOD take control? I keep thinking I am supposed to just not think about the problems of everyday life , so which is it ?
    Thank you for your time and advice , pastor Greg has help me focus on the LORD so much more since I started visiting harvest.org
    Thanks again.

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