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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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2 years ago
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
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2 years ago
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
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2 years ago
Love it acceptance is the key word total abandonment to the will of God, Just as Jesus surrendered to the Father's will.
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2 years ago
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.
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2 years ago
Thanks God because is whit me
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2 years ago
Father God please continue to watch over and walk with me.
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