Crisis Management

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Today's reading: Esther 4:1-17

Encountering and dealing with crisis is part of life. It's not enjoyable, but it happens. And when serious and unexpected circumstances present themselves, emotions and feelings like fear, uncertainty, anxiety, and worry can consume and cripple us.

Mordecai and the Jews living in Persia are facing an extreme crisis—a literal death sentence as the result of the edict signed by King Ahasuerus at Haman's urging. At first glance, the situation appears hopeless. But even though Mordecai is distressed—tearing his clothes, putting on sackcloth, and crying out to God—he doesn't allow those feelings to consume him. Instead, Mordecai draws strength from God and pushes through this grave situation to take what action he can to help save his people.

How do you tend to respond when a crisis situation arises? Is it your habit to cry out to God and seek His guidance? When you encounter difficulty, how does getting involved and looking for solutions to your situation positively impact your thinking and emotions? Tami

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I have never faced such a crisis like Moredecai did here in Esther 4:1-17.

I have experienced the same kind of emotions that you have shared here in our lesson today, Tami.
What a waste of time and energy if only I had come to the Lord in prayer for help and ask what can be done.
Thankful for the church's prayer chain to uplift me in my crisis moments. Never have I ever face a situation that the Lord did not help me, when I cried to Him in prayer seeking His help and strength.

There have been victory moments when I sought the Lord for answers and as I thought through the crisis the Lord brought Bible verses to mind to help me make the right decisions that would bring harmony and glorifying the Lord at the same time!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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This page contains a single entry by Tami W published on July 29, 2020 3:25 AM.

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