How to Handle a Crisis

Jehoshaphat does three things when he receives news of a new military threat as pointed out in 2 Chronicles 20:1-13. He first inquired of the Lord and then proclaimed a fast for all Judah (v. 3). The third thing he did was stand before the people to pray for safety and help against the new threats.

King Jehoshaphat saw the current crisis as a faith building opportunity. Rather than let fear take over, he turned a negative into a positive by seeking God and praying for solutions.

This day with God, I admit that I’m powerless to face certain situations. I don’t know what to do at times but my eyes are upon the Lord and I have faith that He is big enough to get me through any crisis faced in life.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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6 Responses to How to Handle a Crisis

  1. Wow! Lovely photo! It caught my attention right away — as I have thought about this line the other day. You see, from time to time I remind myself of the things I believe in — the ideologies and beliefs coming from all directions are just but overwhelming and if you’re not critical enough to double check, an undesirable one could get to your system. Thanks for this!

  2. Totally agree! We have to LIFT it all to GOD! And surely, he will laugh about it (in a good way).

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