Never let a crisis go to waste

Dear Friend,


It’s a word we hear a lot these days. Climate crisis, housing crisis, food crisis, border crisis, toxic drug crisis, health care crisis, and humanitarian crisis.

Another phrase I’ve heard a lot over the last while is, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Upon reflection I think it can be a good idea. And not only can it be a good idea, it can be an opportunity for personal growth and change.

In times of crisis people seem to be more open to spiritual realities and truth. I think Jesus knew this and never let a crisis go to waste either. For example, He used the death and raising of Lazarus as an opportunity to teach truth about Himself, faith, and resurrection. The result was “Many of the people who were with Mary believed in Jesus when they saw this happen” (John 11:45).

As Christians, we try not to let a crisis go to waste either. When someone is experiencing a life-crisis we may come alongside to offer some comforting Scripture. We do it at funerals too. Even those who are preparing to die have said to me, “I want a clear Gospel message given.” They don’t want to let the crisis of their death go to waste.

Christian charities and ministries try not to let a crisis go to waste when they respond to a natural disaster or personal crises. They want to use the opportunity to meet needs and share Christ.

At Insight for Living Canada, we found the pandemic crisis provided great opportunities for additional prayer and soul-care for those who lost their health, work, jobs, mobility, and even loved ones. I’ve heard several stories of how someone was going through a personal crisis and the Lord led them to an Insight for Living Ministries resource that helped them through it.

Almost every day, people in crisis reach out to us for prayer and soul-care. And we are prepared to respond by phone, in print, online, and on air. We have resources ready to help them draw closer to the Lord.

We want to be there for those who are now experiencing or will experience a crisis in their life. But we need you to join with us so these crises don’t go to waste but instead result in people growing in their walk with Christ. 

Can I count on you to stand with us in prayer and finances as we minister to those in crisis?

Just as when He walked the earth, Jesus is still working in the lives of those experiencing crisis. We, along with you, are instruments the Lord is using to draw people to Himself and bring about spiritual growth and change.

As always, we are grateful for the support you give and the opportunity to make a difference in a life.

Meeting needs with you,

Steve Johnson

Executive Director

PS Your gifts allow us to provide resources and soul-care people in crisis can use.