Let's see. What is the crisis of the day? It could be terrorism and its random threat. Or the economy and the fear that we will run out of money before we run out of time. Maybe it's a personal crisis with no foreseeable solution, a tragedy or a failure too great to bear.
Before we fall under the weight of our accumulated fears, we would do well to look back to a 20th century woman who bore sadness, pain and headache with grace. That amazing woman is Corrie Ten Boom.
Corrie lived through the hellish life of Nazi concentration camps, a place where hope was lost for most people. She survived to tell her story of unfaltering faith and tightfisted hope in God.
She saw the face of evil up-close and personal. She saw some of the most inhumane acts man can do to man. And when she came out of it all, she said this, "If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you'll be at rest."
Where are you looking? Are you focusing on the world and its dangers? Are you gazing at yourself, hoping to find your own answers? Or are you looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith, if you have accepted Christ in your life? (Hebrews 12:1-2).
In our uncertain world, we need to keep looking to Jesus. He will see us through any trial we have in our life.
When your world is falling apart, trust Jesus to hold it together.
— Reuben Hiatt