A life crisis may be a catalyst for needed change.   Think of a crisis that became a positive turning point in your life.  It broke the status quo.  It set you on a new path.  It was the beginning of a new maturity.  It produced a deepening in your relationship with your Lord.  A crisis within itself may not be good, but our reaction can be good.  Where it takes us can be to a new plateau.  That which takes us to our knees may be what is needed to lift us, to restore us, and set us on a fresh path.

Father, it was when I was afflicted that I begin to understand that there was a better and deeper way of living.  Thank you, my dear Abba for how you turn these things around for good.  Amen!