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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Whirlwind Antidote

Paul found that intense pressures led him to depend on God all the more... How do you respond to intense pressures? Do they deepen your walk with God or drive you away from him. (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 1606).

Pressures often equate with there being a multiplicity of variables, many of them uncontrollable or even unknowable, combined with a sense of urgency.  It is during such storms that a strong anchor of faith is essential to maintain psychological stability.  That is, all our carefully wrought plans can become anachronistic at any fleeting moment.  Therefore a spiritual compass is essential to maintain purpose and bearing throughout whirlwinds of upheaval.  It is interesting to note that in the Old Testament Israel would return to God when chaos and nihilism wrecked havoc.  In a sense unbearable times of stress give us a choice--become catatonic, yield to erratic insanity, or latch on to the light-source of faith.

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