Are you there? Statistics show that every decade a family will experience some major crises. For some who are reading this it may seem like it is much more frequent. The day-to-day struggles we face challenge our patience, our determination and our perseverance.
When a big crisis hits our home, it challenges our very will to live. Often it hits financially, relationally, vocationally and physically. It can pour in like a flood and we are powerless to stop it or even slow it’s pace. It is in those moments we arrive at the end of our rope. It is the end of our ability to save ourselves. We need a Savior!
The good news is that when we get to the end of our rope we are at the beginning of God’s!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
No matter how great our crises may appear or how impossible the circumstance, God is able to see you through it. He alone can rescue and fill our hearts with hope. The apostle Paul described his hardships to the Corinth church:
“24 Five times I was given the thirty-nine lashes by the Jews; 25 three times I was whipped by the Romans; and once I was stoned. I have been in three shipwrecks, and once I spent twenty-four hours in the water. 26 In my many travels I have been in danger from floods and from robbers, in danger from my own people and from Gentiles; there have been dangers in the cities, dangers in the wilds, dangers on the high seas, and dangers from false friends. 27 There has been work and toil; often I have gone without sleep; I have been hungry and thirsty; I have often been without enough food, shelter, or clothing” (II Cor. 11:24-27)
Through all his hardships he discovered God was with him and able to protect and provide for him. God can see you through your situation as well. You do not have to travel alone. Reach out to your church family. Let us help you carry the load, pray with you and keep you encouraged. If you are at the end of your rope, God is there. Reach out to Him today.
Father I pray over my brothers and sisters who are facing great crisis challenges today. I know you are there with them. I ask you to comfort them and guide each step. We love you so much. Thank you for your Son, Jesus. Thank you that we are family. Forgive us our sins and be Leader and Lord of our lives each day. We ask this all in Jesus name. Amen.