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Prayer and Personal Change: Coping with Crises

Pablo Diaz discusses prayer and personal change while coping with crises.


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Everyone at some time in their lives deals with a crisis. For some the crisis is overwhelming. A hurricane, a devastating fire, a tragic car accident. 

For others, crises are more intimate. The death of a loved one, the disappointment of a dream, a setback at work. I’m Pablo Diaz, and I’d like to talk to you about prayer and personal change. 


No matter their size, crises can make people feel like God has abandoned them. How could God allow this to happen, you may wonder. If you’re feeling that way right now, don’t worry. You’re not alone. 

A common reaction to crises is a fear of abandonment. I have lost everything, you think. No one can help me now. I have good news for you. You have not lost everything, and someone can help you– God. 

God did not cause the crisis to happen. Even as you faced your crisis, God is right beside you waiting patiently for you to turn to him. That might seem hard to believe, but it is true. 

You’re not alone. God is with you. And if you let yourself believe it, even just a little bit at first, you will find that your impossible seeming situation has a solution. For with God all things are possible. 

Remember, God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in trouble. The crisis you face right now may seem daunting, but God will see you through it. With God, you will not only overcome your crisis. You will emerge intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually stronger. 


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