For thus says the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would fail before Me, and the souls which I have made. For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry and struck him; I hid and was angry, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners. I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the Lord, “And I will heal him.”
Isaiah 57: 15-19
If we listen to the news today, we see that natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, snow, extreme temperatures, global warming, catastrophic cyclones, tornadoes, wildfires, volcanoes, etc. occur. If to all these natural disasters, we add other social or personal calamities: wars, international conflicts, poverty, drug trafficking, inflation, unemployment, economic crisis, bankruptcy, divorce, drug addiction, abuse, family breakdown, forced migration, crime, kidnappings, etc. our senses may tell us that everything is wrong and there is nothing good under the sun, because the whole world is in crisis.
I do several questions. The first one is will also be the church in crisis? Will Christ’s body being dragged by the current world? In the Bible know stories of men and women of God who passed through crises. An example of these was Job. David, Abraham, Joseph, Moses and Daniel also went through many moments of crisis.
Of all the calamities afflicting the world, everybody on this planet have his or her own share of responsibility, although most of the time we feel more comfortable blaming others (parents, children, spouses, politicians, fathers, sons, foreigners, people from other races, etc.). But when we point a finger at someone else, there are four other fingers pointing us. Says the Holy Word of God: For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water (Jeremiah 2:13).
As Christians living in this world, we will not be immune to the crisis. Our Lord warned us about: These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33). Although we have forsaken the fountain of living water, and hewn broken cisterns, our repentance and closer to God again allow us to resume drinking the cool water of the Spirit.
There is certainly a great crisis today, which impacts all of us; but God has not abandoned us. Recognizing His great love and care for each of us stop complaining and celebrate the victory that gives us. God bless you.