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Put Faith in Action During a Crisis

This morning I happened to come across the prayer journal I was keeping during a very difficult time about five years ago when I lost my job. That’s what I want to share with you today.

If you’re in a crisis situation, if you’re worried or anxious, there is something you can do. Put your faith in action! That means actually doing something. It means exerting energy! It’s not just hoping things will work out as you go about your days all worried and upset. Put your faith in action by taking these steps:

  1. Take notes as you study your Bible. In a journal, write down every Scripture that speaks to you and your situation.
  2. Write out your prayers.
  3. Incorporate the Scriptures into your prayers.
  4. Date your entries.

Faith starts with Truth entering your mind. You read a Scripture, you think about it, and you respond. For example, let’s say you are reading your Bible and you come to this passage:

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” Ephesians 3:20

Write it down in your journal. Meditate on it. Write it into your prayer like this:

Dear Lord, I believe you are able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine.

Following are some more prayer segments that I copied from my journal along with the Scripture references they came from.

“I will not be anxious about anything. Instead I will pray and petition you, Lord, making my requests to you with thanksgiving. The peace of God that transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. I am thankful for ……” from Philippians 4: 6

Lord, you are close to the broken-hearted and save those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but you deliver him from them all.” (Psalm 34:18-19)

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3)

“I cast my care on you, for you sustain me.” (Psalm 55:22

You make all things work together for good for those who love you. I love you. I thank you for all the times you have already kept this promise to me.” (Romans 8:28)

You are my rock and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. Your faithfulness will be my shield and rampart.” I will not fear the unknown. (from Psalm 91)

“Because I love you, you will rescue me. You will protect me for I acknowledge your name. When I call upon you, you answer me. You are with me when I am in trouble.” (from Psalm 91)

I made a decision to trust God by writing down all the Scriptures that applied to my situation. I read them daily and put my trust in God. The Lord took that which was bad (or it seemed bad to me) and he worked it together for good!

Prayer is our declaration of dependance on God.”

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Put your faith in action today! God is faithful.

With Love, 

Cindy

This Is My Journey Unscripted.

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Scriptures are taken from the NIV.

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16 thoughts on “Put Faith in Action During a Crisis”

  1. Oh my goodness Cindy, this is absolutely brilliant! I have been keeping notebooks with dates and scriptures for a while now, but lately I have been having a crisis of confidence in this process. I turned this over in prayer to God and today I read this excellent confirmation from you! God is Good!
    From your post I like the idea of writing prayers, I will add this to my notes as well now. I am so thankful for your faithfulness to our Father’s calling today, may He bless you richly my sister.

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  2. I like what you say here Cindy. Faith does indeed start with truth entering our minds.
    This is a very practical way to fill our minds with the truth and promises of God instead of allowing room for doubt and anxiety to take residence.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings 💙

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  3. AMEN, Cindy! I love to weave Scripture through my prayers every day, as I offer the Lord my body as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1) and give Him my mind, “casting down imaginations … and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,” etc. It’s such a good way to align our lives with Him. Have a wonderful day! – Annie

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  4. There is power in the written word, especially if it contains God’s Word. There is a sort of release in writing our prayers, as well as a confirmation.
    And, it’s important to go back and read what we’ve written over the years. We need personal reminders.

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