Bible Characters In Crisis Situations

  • Queen Esther: Mordecai also gave him a copy of the text of the decree which had been issued in Susa for the Jews destruction, so that he might show Esther and explain it to her, and order her to go in to the king to seek his favor and plead with him for [the lives of] her people. Esther 4:8 AMP
  • Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,  “Go, gather all the Jews that are present in Susa, and observe a fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maids also will fast in the same way. Then I will go in to [see] the king [without being summoned], which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:15-16 AMP
  • Daniel: When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and plea before his God. Daniel 6:10-11 ESV
  • Then, as soon as the king heard these words, he was deeply distressed [over what he had done] and set his mind on rescuing Daniel; and he struggled until the sun went down [trying to work out a way] to save him. Daniel 6:14 AMP
  • King Hezekiah: In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.’ ” Then he turned his face toward the wall, and prayed to the Lord, saying, “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 2 Kings 20:1-2 NKJV
  • Shunammite woman: Run to meet her and say, Is it well with you? Well with your husband? Well with the child? And she answered, It is well. 2 Kings 4:26 AMP
  • Hannah: Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman with a despairing spirit. I have not been drinking wine or any intoxicating drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:15 AMP
Other versions
  • Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman despairing in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:15 NASB
  • “No, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am a woman with a broken heart. I haven’t had any wine or beer; I’ve been pouring out my heart before the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:15 HCSB

They sought help from GOD not man nor did they rely on their own prowess i.e. Queen Esther did not use her power as a Queen against Haman.

Why go to God in crisis

  • Give us help against the enemy, For the help of man is worthless (ineffectual, without purpose). Psalm 60:11 AMP
  • Give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain [a worthless hope]. Psalm 108:12 AMP
  • I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 NIV

What To Do

  • My soul waits in silence for God alone; From Him comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1 NASB
  • My soul, wait in silence for God alone, For my hope is from Him. Psalms 62:5 NASB
  • Pour out your heart before Him Psalm 62:8 NKJV
  • Overhearing what was being said, Jesus said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid; only keep on believing [in Me and my power].” Mark 5:36 AMP
Other versions

  • My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. Psalm 62:5 NKJV