What is the purpose of a crisis in your life? A crisis is simply a change in the environment that demands a new, unscheduled response. This is one of the reasons I say that a crisis is the source of creativity. By the way, never get discouraged when it comes. If you are staying in the Word of the King, you should never sweat the small stuff.
When you see the crisis happening, it demands a response from you. It demands a response, not a reaction. To a large extent, you can control your thoughts, perceptions and responses. If you adopt a Kingdom mindset about the crisis, your mind will not be paralyzed by fear. Fear and faith can not occupy the same space at the same time. It is impossible. Often, you will find that you can come up with something totally new. You will think of strategies and further responses that no one else is thinking of.
Now, let's look at one case in point, the ambassador Paul. Here is one of his statements from his letter to the Romans: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to purpose." My question to you: How can you appoint a man with that perspective? He believes, and he wants us to believe that God works all things for the good of those who love Him even the most horrendous things. Keep in mind, Paul was acquainted with crisis. He lost count of the number of times he was chased out of a town, banished, shipwrecked, stoned, etc. We need to get a clue! And yet he was firm in his perception that God works every single circumstance for His good. Paul was a firm believer in the King's word. Now, what about us? If we are firm believers in God's documented Word, then why are we not living by it? Question: Was this true because Paul was an apostle, a guy who was extra-holy and extra-good? Of course not! It was because he loved the Lord God and he knew that god had called him according to His purpose, that is all. Paul had a Kingdom mindset, not a religious mindset or a "Christian mindset". Paul knew that he had been sent to assist in infiltrating the earth's culture with the kingdom culture. The One who sent Him is in control of everything, including the latest crisis.