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Unexpected Trouble

“The crisis you’re going through will move you from where you’ve been to the place you ought to be.”

Written By Benjamin Dankaka

The crisis you’re going through will move you from where you’ve been to the place you ought to be.

We don’t have to always blame ourselves for every crisis that shows up in our lives. You don’t have to make mistakes before getting into trouble. A crisis may come into a person’s life in the form of a strange illness through no fault of theirs. Or it may come through a sudden incident that occurred in a person’s business or career. For instance, a fire incident or the sudden death of a colleague or business partner can bring about a crisis. You may also find yourself in a financial crisis because of an economic recession. You are not the reason why your country is in recession, but somehow you are affected by it. So, crises are actually problems that come into our lives unexpectedly. Crises are uninvited troubles. There are times that troubles would meet you even while you were minding your own business.

If you are currently going through a crisis, as long as you stay strong and determined, you would overcome it. Crises do not come to stay; they always have an expiration date. While crises can be painful, they also have some benefits. Crisis comes to shake up certain things in our lives. No one goes through a crisis without growing. The crisis you are going through will move you from where you’ve been to the place you ought to be. Don’t let the crisis you are going through kill you. Use it as an opportunity to reinvent yourself. The crisis in your life has come to wake you up. Above all, the troubles you are facing will bring you closer to God. David said, “It was good for me to be afflicted, so that I might learn your decrees” (Psalm 119:71). Like David, you will be grateful in the end.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, give me the strength to stay strong. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 119

Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.

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