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A crisis is any event that leads, or is expected to lead to, an unstable and dangerous situation, which affects an individual, family, group, community or society as a whole. Crises are deemed to be negative changes in life especially when they occur abruptly. Since a crisis is a testing time or an emergency event, we may panic, become stressed, or struggle to cope as a result.

Regardless of the reason for the crisis God is always in control. He cares about what we are going through (1 Peter 5:7) and He never forsakes us (Hebrews 13:5). God provides grace for our times of need if we humbly look to Him (John 15:5; Philippians 4:13). That grace can manifest itself in whatever we need: peace (Isaiah 26:3), comfort (Psalm 23:4), stability, protection, or guidance (Psalm 31:3). He will strengthen and uphold us (Isaiah 41:10). God also assures us that He can work in and through the crisis for our good and His glory (Romans 8:28).

Videos on this Topic

Contentment During Crisis

Chuck Swindoll has some special words about finding contentment during crisis. While the world is in turmoil because of the coronavirus pandemic, we can rest in God's promise to never forsake us during uncertain times.

Press On

Grinding away at a task—or a relationship—that doesn't seem to be yielding the desired results? Chuck Swindoll has just the words you need to hear to keep working on it in this month's Video Insight.

Speaking Truth

Sometimes we just can’t stay silent anymore when opposition to truth seems to reign. After praying for wisdom and boldness, Chuck Swindoll says it’s time to step in and speak up!

Trust Him

Do you need to have everything make sense all the time? What do you do when it doesn't? In this month's Video Insight Chuck Swindoll challenges you to trust God even in the tough times.

Perseverance

Are the daily tasks you perform bordering on drudgery? Have you been waiting a long time for a breakthrough? Chuck Swindoll reminds you you're in good company!

King over the Flood

Can you thank God in the midst of a fearful crisis? Even through loss of life? Ney tells about a terrible flood she experienced and how she could keep her faith even through heartbreak.

Life Is Not Fair

It’s natural for us to want to be treated fairly by others and to see others receive what they deserve. Chuck Swindoll reminds us of what the Bible says when life doesn’t seem fair.

Determination

It’s tempting to give up when a task becomes demanding. But Chuck Swindoll describes here the opposite kind of response—the kind that’s not easily deterred from the goal.

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