Do you ever struggle to respond appropriately in a crisis?
2 Timothy 2:4 tells us to "be ready in season and out of season."
When we face a trial, we must get out of "crazy mode" and get into "ready mode" so we can respond readily to whatever comes our way.
Step 1 is to live a life of surrender.
When we surrender our lives to God we are giving up control. When we choose to love Him with all of our hearts, mind, soul, and strength, we also surrender our will and our way.
Step 2 is to train.
We train by reading, memorizing, and speaking the truth of God's word to our situation. We set our minds on things above, instead of the things of the world.
Step 3 is triage.
When we live a surrendered life to God and know the heart of God. We are able to properly prioritize. We can determine what matters and the things that don't.
"Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness." Matthew 6:33
This is the third podcast in a series on the Book of Job:
A Response to Suffering
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