Emergency buttons can be found almost everywhere, such as hospitals, homes, office buildings, cars, trains, banks, machinery, cellphones, etc., so in the event you get into a crisis, you can push the emergency button and help will arrive. Knowing that an emergency button is available gives us an added sense of security. Therefore why, when we, as Christians, get into a crisis, we begin to panic and have sleepless nights instead of reaching for our emergency button, which is the Bible. Instead, we walk around telling everyone who will listen to what is going on with us. Take note: some people will take you further into a panic mode.

Life is full of emergencies. Jesus said, “sufficient for everyday are the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34. Every day carries its unanticipated emergencies and challenges. No matter who you are, we all face challenges that are characteristics of this world. We face daily challenges that require our special attention and positive responses. These emergencies may come in our finances, businesses, health, family, death, careers, and relationships. The good news is that no matter what we face in life, God is always there with us. God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us or allow us to wallow in untold devastation. Jehovah God watches over us; He never slumbers nor sleeps. The Bible is filled with God’s abiding presence and provision in times of emergencies.

The question today is, what do we do in an emergency? Psalm 50:15 says, “And CALL UPON ME in the days of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” As God’s children, we are not expected to panic in an emergency. God is always present all we have to do is call on God who is always present.

Henry Francis Lyte, who wrote the hymn “Abide with Me,” verse one says, “Abide with me, fast falls the eventide. The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail, comforts flee. Help of the helpless, O abide with me.” Sometimes, all we can do is to remind ourselves that God abides with us still -- and He, after all, is the source of any help we may receive.

Faith Step: What does the Bible say about emergencies?
1 Peter 4:12 states that there will be “fiery trials” ahead for the followers of Christ, but that we need not be afraid, but instead, consider it a blessing because Christ will carry us through.

O God, our times are in your hands. In the midst of uncertainty, lead us by your never-failing grace as we seek to be agents of healing and hope. Walk with us through difficult times; watch over us in danger; and give to us a spirit of love and compassion for those who suffer and mourn. Father God, in the Name of Jesus, I receive Your emergency intervention, provision, breakthrough, and miracles today in the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!





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