Christ Will Come into Our Crisis - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Christ Will Come into Our Crisis

May 13, 2020

Read John 15:1-4

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”


Reflect

How does it make you feel knowing that Jesus is with us during a crisis?

David Wilkerson, once the pastor of the Times Square Church in New York City, concludes that we are always to pray in faith, believing that God will answer, yet trusting Him completely with our situation, saying, “But if not, Lord, I’m still going to trust You!”

That’s acceptance at its deepest level: knowing Christ Jesus will come into our crisis and walk through it with us. Yielding ourselves to Him and His will and trusting that whatever happens, He’s faithful and He’ll never leave us or forsake us. The peace and freedom from fear that comes with this kind of confidence in God is sufficient for any of our earthly trials.

As we trust Jesus, here’s what we are telling Him: “I accept that this is my situation at the moment, so I’ll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept whatever you send, Lord … and I won’t slam the door on hope.”

The best thing we can do is shift from questioning or being demanding of God. Instead of saying, “When are You going to take this problem away?” we should ask Him, “What is it You’re shaping in my life through this trial or difficulty? What can I learn from this experience?” Oh, how the Lord is often just waiting for us to ask this so He can show us. A humble, teachable attitude can minimize the frustrations we feel when the trial we’re in continues long past when we think it should be over.


Pray

Lord, thank You for walking with me through the turmoil. Help me to remain in You. Amen.


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Came across this devotional by accident when doing my morning devotions.This spoke to me.we are going through this coved virus and have been since the first of March.what words of truth from God.He’s got this.His will be done
Thank you Lord for being with me thru all court trials for the past 4 years....you have never left and protected me. Another hearing is June 1st and know you will be with me...My quest for justice for my father who has now passed. In Jesus name. Amen
Love it acceptance is the key word total abandonment to the will of God, Just as Jesus surrendered to the Father's will.
Thanks God because is whit me
I'm so forever grateful that the we might not know everything and that we could trust the Lord that he's always thinking what's best for us. All we got to do is trust him with unwavering faith, rely on him, and be more thankful every day for all of his blessings. Life is certainly full of ups and downs, heartaches and disappointments, but like what his promise said, he will never leave us, nor forsake us. Thank you, Lord, for everything.
Father God please continue to watch over and walk with me.
He never leaves us! He will never forsake us!! NOTHING can separate us from the Love of Christ!! AMEN!!
To tell the truth, i have not had good attitude struggling trials i must consider them because i need to see the purpose of my Lord at that time. Thanks my Lord for every day of life you give me.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;THE SON ; AND THE HOLY SPIRIT PRAY FOR US;AMEN@THANKYOUJESUS!@
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER ;JESUS PLEASE I TRUST YOU WITH MY LIFE & ALL MY FAMILY'S LIFE @HUG ME JESUS YOU ARE ALL I HAVE WITH YOUR HELP ;AMEN@THANKYOUJESUS!@
Acceptance vs resignation how can you differentiate it? I have endometriosis, single for the longest time (failed relationships after failed relationships) and advanced in age. Altho my deepest desire before was to have a family, I now want to accept my lot in life that it will never happened. When I think of the past, I can only conclude that God doesn't want me to have my desire or a family of my own. How can I accept things without slamming the door to hope? When I think of my reality, it spells hopelessness. My mind is divided between accepting things as they are and hoping. Hoping seems not accepting things as it is right now.
Just the encouragement I needed today! "In the morning Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly" (Psalm 5v3).
Thank you for this message, it really a fresh air of breath, I can take heart that I am not alone with this.
Father I fall short here ! I need your help! Help me to focus on you and to accept my lot ! Give me wisdom , strength and.guidance! In Jesus name I pray Amen ✝️🙏
What a way to conquer Wednesday, hump day, the middle of the week.... knowing that our Lord God is here, right with us, walking with us. For He said, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee". It is soo positively reassuring knowing that our Lord knows exactly what we need before we ever need it. I needed this message. Thank You!
Jesus walks with us as the creator God with purpose and control. He comforts us by us knowing this situation is for our ultimate good. Thank you Jesus for being our savior and our Lord. Amen