Sterling Principle # 24
“If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place.”
No life escapes crisis. Deaths, accidents, war, financial ruin, destruction from fire or other natural disasters, heartbreak or illness affects every person at one time or another. We may try our best to avoid crisis but I have to remind myself that crisis is a part of this life and not until heaven will we be free of all sorrow. I love the hope we find in Revelation 21:4 that tells us in heaven death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone. It even says God will wipe every tear from our eyes.
God’s presence in times of crisis is my safety net. I take great comfort in these words of God from Hebrews; “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you.” God is here, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. God is my safety net in times of crisis. That gives me a great peace that is beyond understanding. He is God and He is here. I do not walk alone or without His comfort and peace.
How does one secure God’s safety net under their life? Similar to how you get life insurance? You read the fine print in the policy and follow the instructions—paying the price. The very cool thing about God’s safety net is Jesus paid the price for our net of safety—with his life. He offers it to us freely in exchange for our belief in Him and living by his instructions. His instructions never restrict but provide us a life that is boundless, free and full of peace and hope. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose following Jesus.
God’s Question: Will you accept My safety net offer?
God’s Promise: I will go with you through life’s storms.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for the freedom I have in trusting You.
I am sorry I have ever doubted You for a moment.
Thank You for paying the price for even my sins.
Help me willingly serve as Your safety net for others.