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June 20, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (4)

“I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering.” Jeremiah 29:11 CEV

Here are three more helpful steps you can take: (1) Encourage action. Sometimes we over-function in crises, making the needy person dependent and undermining the very self-reliance that can strengthen them. One psychiatrist said, “We must do for others what they cannot do for themselves Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 19, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (3)

“He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so…we can be there for that person.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 MSG

In a crisis, people often fail to see the resources that God has made available to them. Here are three types: (1) Spiritual resources. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). This “very present” God illuminates our darkness Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 18, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (2)

“Offer each other a helping hand.” Galatians 6:2 CEV

Your aim should be to help people cope with their crisis and grow through it. This means lowering their fear level and helping them to function normally again by: (1) Making contact with them. People in crisis tend to withdraw rather than ask for help Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 17, 2019 · Bob Gass

Being there in the crisis (1)

“You're called to give aid to people in distress.” Romans 12:8 MSG

You say, “It’s not my responsibility. I’m not getting involved!” Psychologists call this “compassionate disengagement,” the tendency to avoid helping someone in trouble. Whether your motivation is inconvenience, self-protection, or indifference, it’s wrong. “Being there” is how you demonstrate your love for God and your Read More + Listen to Audio Clip

June 16, 2019 · Bob Gass

Always Be Honest

“Don’t lie to each other.” Colossians 3:9 NLT

Try to answer the following questions honestly. Would you lie in order to get yourself out of a jam? Impress someone? Avoid dealing with the consequences of your actions? Well, how did you do? In a major survey, people were asked, “What would you be Read More + Listen to Audio Clip