During these uncertain times, it’s important to remember we are chosen by the Lord to carry his Hope to others. Thank you for joining us as we lift our hearts through prayer and come together as a force of strength, courage and light. While you’re here, please visit our Lifting Our Hearts prayer page to read, pray and add your personal prayers and praises.
Teachable Moments with Brianna Spicka
Director of Loveland Crisis Response Unit, and Enlighten Foundation Circle Society Member
Gratitude in the Midst of Crisis
Gratitude in the Midst of Crisis– Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to tread on the heights. (Hab. 3:17-19)
Old Testament prophet Habakkuk was able rejoice while crisis was upon him. The verses in Habakkuk do not actually use the words thanks or gratitude, but it certainly could be implied. Joyful people tend to be thankful people. He was glad for WHO God IS and WHAT God DOES.
Grateful in the midst of crisis because of Who God is:
1. He is Sovereign Lord, the One who has all things under control, who knows the beginning from the end, who works all things for the good
2. He is Savior, the One who delivers in the midst of crisis
3. He is Strength, the One who enables us to persevere
As the Director of the Loveland Crisis Response Unit, Brianna Spicka trains and supports others, enabling them to survive and thrive in the midst of the storm. Brianna has worked on the front lines of crisis for 10 years as a Crisis Response Missionary and Senior Chaplain for Crisis Response International.