A crisis has been defined as any event that is going to lead to an unstable and dangerous situation affecting an individual, group, community, or whole society. One teacher described a crisis more personally as any event or circumstance that makes you fundamentally reorganize your life. Either way, crises shake us to our core. In Psalm 34, the psalmist (David) is facing a time of crisis and offers wisdom about living confidently by faith in seasons of crisis. We consider it together this week on Discover the Word.
A crisis is never planned or wanted. It shakes us to our core and often leaves a sort of “before and after” bookmark in our lives. In this chapter, you’ll read Psalm 34, in which the psalmist, David, faces a time of crisis and offers wisdom about living confidently by faith through difficult seasons.
Whether you’re literally trapped somewhere or figuratively trapped in a dead-end job or relationship, nobody ever wants to feel cornered with no means of escape. In this chapter, you’ll hear about a time when David was stuck in a dangerous situation and trusted God to protect him.
When we find ourselves stuck in an uncomfortable situation, we desperately look for any means of escape. But often, the best course of action is the one we forget to take! In this chapter, you’ll be reminded to pray in times of trouble.
Difficult seasons drain us emotionally and physically, often making us feel lonely and helpless. But just because we feel alone doesn’t mean we really are! In this chapter, you’ll learn an uplifting piece of wisdom from David to keep in mind when navigating times of crisis.
When reading the Bible, some people think that Jesus is a new character who appears on the scene in the New Testament. But Jesus is mentioned all throughout the Bible—if you know where to look! In this chapter, you’ll discover an unexpected and comforting reference to Jesus in Psalm 34.