Pride

Finally, the fifth servant of God that came to a place of crisis with God was Jonah in Jonah 4:3, “Now let me die! I’d be better off dead.” Jonah had not wanted to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh. Because he believed they would repent and God would spare them. This is exactly what happened and Jonah came to a crisis point because of hispride in wanting his will more than God’s Will. Humility causes us to realize we don’t have all the answers.

All five of these men ultimately chose not to abandon their faith in God. They were able to have a crisis of faith and not lose their faith. They did this by recognizing a salient truth – God has a plan. His plan may not be our plan or we may not understand it but God is still in control.

In every situation God worked out His purposes even if these men initially could not see it. Whether it is fear, insecurity, disappointment, suffering or pride only by trusting God’s ultimate plan can you overcome your crisis of faith. In each situation God ultimately provided an answer proving His complete faithfulness. The cost is simply way too high to sacrifice all the benefits of your faith over a temporary crisis.