Crises and Challenges
Having been in healthcare for over 40 years and having lived over 60 years, this I know for certain-it is never an "if" a crisis of some sort will occur but a "when.” The definition of crisis in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes the following: "an emotionally significant event or radical change of status in a person's life; an attack of pain, distress, or disordered function; an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending, especially one with the distinct possibility of a highly undesirable outcome."
Crises can be financial, health related, emotional, relational or any other sort. Basically, a crisis can involve anything that is perceived as a threat to an individual's well-being. What may be seen as a crisis in one person's life may not necessarily be perceived as a crisis by someone else. However, the one thing that is sure is we all have them. Each crisis can challenge us in different ways and may require different abilities to meet the challenge.
I have seen those who have dealt well with crises of various sorts even if the crisis was of great pain and loss, and I have seen those who have created further crises by the ways they have handled the initial crisis. In my own life, as well as in the hundreds of lives I have studied about, or cared for as a nurse, or lived alongside, or have heard about have a common thread--their greatest hope in a crisis is the presence of a true faith in God and a commitment to His ways and Word, the Bible. I know that many people may differ with this, but I hope to show and explain why the crisis of faith is the greatest crisis of all. Then having shown why this is and the remedy for it, I seek to provide education, inspiration, and motivation to help people handle crises and challenges in a more effective manner through understanding and applying practices and beliefs found in the Bible.