Isis, in the Merriam- Webster dictionary, says Isis was an Egyptian god of nature. We also know that Isis is a muslim militant group responsible for the killing of thousands.
In short my definition - Isis = spirit of destruction and that’s often how we feel amid our crisis. We feel crisis has no benefit at all but only negative consequences. Isis is a terror organisation and sometimes we also feel our crisis has come to terrorise us and it probably do. CrIsis may also be perceived as dramatic although we sometimes overreact about a certain situation changing it into a crisis of some sort.
I want to tell you about crisis and how you can use it to sour above your crisis clouds ☁️. It’s possible, but you’ll have to shape your heart about what’s happening. Nothing happens for nothing, but for something. Some thing needs to play out in your life and crisis opens a door of opportunity in order for that ‘some thing’ should happen. We may not agree. We may not even feel it’s fair. Even how unfair it may seem we look forward to a quick resolve and a good way to deal with our crisis. Crisis isn’t the end, but the start of something else.
Let me give you two passage from the Word of God for consideration-
Romans 8:28 - “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Isaiah 40:31 - “Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.”
A few simple steps to get you out of the troubled waters.
Step 1 - FRIENDSHIP – LEVEL
Step 2 - COMFORT
Step 3 - LONG TERM COUNSELING – Discipling
In your deepest sorrow Christ will be there!
•1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
What can you offer on a friendship level-
You can share how God is with them in their time of need. (Luke 1:79; John 14:27; Philippians 4:4-7)
•You can provide the opportunity for them to share their concerns, listening and not speaking.
•You can encourage them. PROVIDE COMFORT!
•Most importantly, always be prepared to make an appeal to draw the person closer to God. (CBCS Helping people in Crisis)
Be used by Jesus.