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by ruwth
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#986566 added June 27, 2020 at 1:05am
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~ Use STP in a Crisis. ~

~ Use STP in a Crisis. ~


How does STP help in a crisis? Well, the STP I remember from my childhood stopped leaks. I believe it stopped radiator leaks. I remember on the tv commercial, they poked holes in a can of STP with a screwdriver and filmed the leaks closing up as the STP started to flow through the holes. What does that have to do with my subject today? Not much. The letters STP remind me of three important things I choose to do when faced with a crisis.

S is for Serenity Prayer. Before I learned the principals embodied in this prayer, I often spun my wheels trying to fix something or someone I could NOT fix. Now, when life presents a challenge, I can pray to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. I no longer find myself spinning my wheels.

Instead, I am able to move to the T: Trust God. Over the course of my life, through every crisis (small or huge), God has proven Himself to be worthy of my trust. He is trustworthy! And, when I remind myself of to trust him in the midst of the storm, the wind and waves often diminish before my eyes.

Which brings me to the P: Praise God. I consistently choose to praise Him. My praise policy reflects what is recorded in the final chapter of Habukkuk:

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.


So, when crisis hits and pokes a hole in my plans, I have found a combination of the Serenity Prayer, Trusting God and Praising Him works. STP is the best crisis treating idea ever and always!.






Written for "Write An Essay About....
Prompt: Write an essay about dealing with a crisis.

S - Serenity Prayer
T - Trust God
P - Praise God


~ ~ ~ JESUS is LORD! ~ ~ ~







~ ~ ~ JESUS is LORD! ~ ~ ~




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