It shouldn’t take a serious situation to make us stop running around
and discover what’s really important, but sometimes it does. Sometimes
a catastrophe can be a blessing in disguise. Serious situations tend
to isolate many of us, become bitter and afraid or even try to deny
that anything serious is wrong.
Can we look into what God has to say about situations like this? In
Romans 8:28 (TLB) it says, ” And we know that all that happens to us
is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his
plans.” WOW, you mean God can use this serious situation for my
Now let’s notice these four observations that can help us look at
situations in a different way that can help us have a better way of
1. Good health is often taken for granted; however, it is the most
precious commodity one possesses.
2. One’s spouse, children, family, and friends are the essential
ingredient that allow one to endure an experience such a serious
3. When faced with a serious situation or even death, one realizes the
importance of God and one’s relationship to God.
4. The things one does throughout life that seem so urgent are, most
of the time, not so important.
Now let’s see what happens along the way. In Psalm 23:1,4 (TLB)
“Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need!….Even
when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way.” YES,
THANK YOU LORD, YOU ARE WITH ME, GUIDING ME ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!
How about you and I begin today by considering what we value most and
hold dearest in life? We may be surprised how our priorities
change–and how much richer our life becomes.