Daily Reflections

Surviving—and Thriving

March 14, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. —Psalm 18:2

Seasons of adversity—economic or otherwise— don’t catch God off guard. He knows everything that is going on in our world. He also knows what lies ahead. He is orchestrating all things to fulfill His purposes and to glorify Himself.

God cares about how adverse circumstances affect the lives of His children. Those circumstances may be intense and painful at times, but they don’t have to overwhelm us or steal our peace. In fact, in the ultimate sense, anything that makes us need God is a blessing.

Crises can provide opportunities for God’s people to flourish spiritually and to point others to Christ who is our only Rock and hope—not only in this present time but for all eternity.

The important thing to remember is to look upward rather than outward or inward. Our response to turbulent times will be determined by our perspective and where we place our focus. People should be able to look at Christians and see a response to pressure that is distinctly different—one that is unexplainable apart from Jesus.


Hope for Uncertain Times ©2008 Revive Our Hearts

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Make it Personal

How has God used difficult situations in your life—or ones you’ve observed in the lives of others—to help point to Him?