What to Do in a Crisis!
From “Christian Survival Kit” by Andrew Wommack
What’s the first thing you should do in a crisis situation?
One day as I was reading John 14, 15, and 16, the Lord began to give me the answer to this question. In John 16:1, Jesus says, "These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended." According to Mark 4:17, when a person is offended, Satan takes the Word of God from them.
In other words, when you are offended, the Word of God stops releasing its life-giving power in your life. When you take offense, when you get hurt, the Word stops operating. The Lord said, "These things (John 14, 15, and 16) have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended."
Jesus said this to His disciples the night before His crucifixion. In John 13:32-33, Jesus said He knew all things that were going to come upon Him. He knew all things that were going to come upon His disciples too. He was totally aware of the situation. He came to His disciples to give them some last-minute instructions before the most trying time they'd ever experienced in their lives. It surpasses anything that you or I ever have or ever will encounter.
These disciples were literally the people Jesus was going to use to establish His church and overthrow Satan's kingdom. Therefore, I believe Satan threw every bit of discouragement, doubt, confusion, and torment he had against them.
It was a crisis time.
They had forsaken families, careers—everything—for Jesus. And they were in a situation that was going to test their faith, even that Jesus was the Messiah.
Jesus said, "I'm speaking these things to you that you should not be offended." In other words, if the disciples had taken heed to what Jesus told them here, they would not have been offended. They could have rejoiced during that very trying time!
So John 14, 15, and 16 in capsule form is everything you need to know in a crisis when your faith is being tested. If this doesn't apply to you at this moment, hang on—it will!
Your first reaction is going to determine the outcome in a crisis situation. Seldom do we have the luxury of sitting back and looking at things. The attitude you have when Satan comes against you is going to determine the final result.
The first thing you need to do in a crisis is make the decision not to let your heart be troubled. It’s so simple we often miss it.
The vast majority of people don't really understand this. They believe there’s no way they can help but be depressed and discouraged. But this is a command as much as any other command in the Word. It’s a direct command from the Lord.
So the very first thing you have to do is say, "I am not going to let my heart be troubled!"