What holds you together during crises?


This coronavirus has shaken our world; it has shaken us to the core.  There is so much fear, insecurity, anxiety and chaos all around us and in the hearts of many, and rightly so since those alive today have never experienced anything like this.

I don’t have to remind you that these are trying times; however, this crisis will cause us to evaluate our priorities; what’s truly important and what is not.  What is essential and what is non-essential.

When I think about what’s going on in the world, I am reminded from the Bible, that we live in a fallen world, which means that there will be calamities, pestilence, natural disasters and death.  All of us living here are not exempt from pain and suffering in this world. The Bible provides answer to the problem and pain and suffering.  How do you deal with what is going on in the world right now?

What is keeping you from going crazy during this time?

To me and many professing Christians, it is Jesus who keeps us from losing our minds during this chaotic time.

The apostle Paul reminds me how powerful and superior Jesus is to anything that we face in this world.  In Colossians 1:15-23 Paul talks about the supremacy of Jesus.  It is a beautiful description of Jesus.  And in verses 16- 17  Paul said that He, Jesus created all everything and he sustains

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Jesus is the creator of all things and he sustains everything he has created.  He is before all things and in him all things hold together.

Paul said that it is Jesus that keeps all things from breaking.  What is holding you together?

My relationship with Jesus will hold me together when everything around me is breaking.  If Jesus can sustain all things, then you must believe that he will sustain you through any crisis.  He is the one who will keep you from breaking apart during a crisis like this one.


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