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Words of Comfort During our Crisis

Photo credit: Kelley Mari via Small Kitchen / CC BY-SA

Photo credit: Kelley Mari via Small Kitchen / CC BY-SA

I taught our women’s GIFT Group at church on Sunday and a young woman in class said that recent events have left her anxious and confused – wondering what in the world is going on.

It has been a challenging time for me to maintain my peace as well. It seems like the world is being shaken.

You may wonder why I’m even writing about this subject, given that Take Back Your Temple is primarily about health and weight loss.

But a key principle of the TBYT program is that we are not just bodies – we have a Spirit, a mind, and emotions too. So we need ministry in every area – which a mere diet cannot give.

Our health does not exist in isolation. When you are troubled emotionally and stressed, it is bound to effect your physical health and habits too.

And for many of us, we run back to destructive habits when the world becomes too much to handle!

You need to regain your footing again. The first place to check is your foundation. Ask yourself, “What does the foundation of my life rest upon?”

Does your emotional stability rest upon what other people do or upon circumstances?

If so, then you can be shaken. After all, people can do terrible things to hurt one other. Circumstances can change for the worse and threaten your security.

During times when I feel shaken, I use Psalm 61:2 as a prescription:

“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Jesus is my Rock. In this present world, I am holding on to the Rock for dear life! I have to remind myself that none of what is happening is a surprise to God.

As His people, we must remember who the real enemy is:

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).”

Every act of lawlessness, injustice, or other evil deed happens because of deception in someone’s heart.

Such is the effect of sin in this world. Proverbs 12:20 says, “Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.”

That is our role during this crisis – we are counselors of peace  in this world, but soldiers of Spiritual warfare against the enemy in the spiritual realm. This is a time that we allow God’s Spirit to lead the way.

Through our Rock, we have power in Him to affect the world:

  • We have the power to pray. The Bible says that the prayers of the righteous avail much. We have all of the resources of heaven at our disposal when we pray according to God’s will.

Only God has the power to change human hearts. When people’s hearts are changed inwardly, their actions will change outwardly.

  • We have the power to speak God’s word into every situation. If there was any time in which the world needs to hear life-giving, encouraging words from disciples of Jesus Christ, it is now.

People are hurting, confused, and need answers. So let’s pray for wisdom that we will speak the right words at the right time:

Proverbs 22:21: “That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, That you may answer words of truth To those who send to you?”

Luke 21:15: “for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”

  • We have the power to love. I told our young group member that we need to first look at our own hearts to ensure that our hearts are right in these matters before God. When our hearts are right, we can minister to others who need comfort and encouragement. God’s perfect love casts out fear.

It’s not just missionaries who have a mission field. We all have one. While we may not be able to change the world, we can influence those in our families, our communities, our jobs and businesses – whatever territory God has given us.

Let us use our power!

When times are darkest, this is our time to shine the brightest. We are anointed for such a time as this:

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).”

So let us shine on:

  • “Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: (Hebrews 12:14)”
  • “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).”
  • “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.(Matthew 5:43-48)”

Finally, here is my prayer for you according to Ephesians 3:14-21

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Please share this message with others who encouragement today.

Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

http://www.takebackyourtemple.com

  • SKP says:

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    Very encouraging words Mrs Kim.
    Thank you and may God continue to use you to Bless others.

  • Kathy Rainwater says:

    God bless you, Kimberly.

  • Betsy says:

    Thank You. This is just what I needed to hear.

    • Thanks Betsy. Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (John 16:33)” The only way we will hold on to our peace is to keep reviewing the words that Jesus spoke to us in His word and to seek His presence for times of refreshing. That’s what I am doing for sure, otherwise these circumstances would leave me drain and dry.

  • Sherry m. says:

    Kim, your anointing is increasing and for that we give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ.truely this is a word given in due season.
    Matthew 5:9 says.”blessed are the peacemakers, For they shal be called the sons of God”
    In Christian love, Sherry

  • Monica Jones says:

    Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you and bless me with this. I have been in such a crisis of my own. Deceit, divorce and despair but God is always on time to be the lifter of my head! Thanks for hearing God and letting Him direct your path. In Jesus Name! I have not been given the spirit of fear but love, power and a sound mind!

    • I am praying for God’s comfort and strength to be with you during this season, Monica! He is the same God on the mountaintop or in the valley. Keep holding on to His unchanging hand and you will make it through victorious.

  • Joyce says:

    Thanks Kim for those words of comfort. I’m really being toss from side to side right now with family. But I know God is my Rock

  • Sharlot says:

    Kimberly
    I agree with others, you are anointed and such a blessing to all of us. Your emails always speak to me at just the right moment and I find myself looking forward to your next email. How exciting to be a messenger for our Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you for everything you do.
    Sharlot

  • Janet Charles says:

    Thank you for the encouraging words. With what is going on in the world now I have began to wonder if GOD really cares about us. I know he does care about us but I have been going through a lot lately. Thank you again for your encouraging words.

    • I understand, Janet. It can be hard to walk by faith when you have so many negative things in your sight. The other night, there was a movie on that vexed my spirit so much. I practically ran to the word of God to lift that spirit of heaviness. Faith comes by hearing and by the word of God. Stay on that word, Sister. It’s the only thing that will help you stand in faith when you are going through. I am praying for you.

  • Doris says:

    Your uplifting words have come at just the right time. thank you. I am claiming Romans 8:28-31 today.

  • Doris says:

    Thanks for sharing during this difficult time in our nation and around the world. We do have to be rooted and grounded in knowing Jesus Christ as our Peace. One Scripture I have begun to speak over my life is 2 Thes 3:16. Now may the “Lord of peace” (Himself) give you “His peace” at “all times” and in “every situation”.
    2 Thessalonians 3:16 NLT
    Emphasis added

    • Amen, Doris – I am agreeing with on 2 Thessalonians 3:16 and Romans 8:28-31 as well. During this times of shaking, may all of God’s people holding on to His peace and remain standing.

  • Diane Cacho says:

    Thank you for your uplifting words.

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