In Crisis? - Rejoice, but be patient
Philippians 4:4-5 - Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Paul in his letter to the Philippians gives a very beautiful instruction of what to do in crisis. He tells us not to look at our current situation but to keep our eyes focused on the Day of the Lord, the day when we will be out of this desert and will enter into our promise. That does not mean we start to dance, the Greek word he uses for moderation is 'epieikes' [Strong 1933] which also means patience. That means we should let others know that we are in waiting of that day.
Another instruction which he parts to us in verses 6 and 7 is not to be anxious (careful - Greek 'merimnao' [Strong 3309]) about the bad or the good but by prayer, personal request along with thankfulness put it to the Lord. Only then will we be over our crisis.
So let us put this instruction into practice as we go through our crisis await our promise.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You have given me your Word that You will deliver me from my crisis and bless abundantly. Lord, I set my eyes unto You and your Kingdom, give me the heart to be patient and the strength to endure my current situation. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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