A crisis is no time to be hysterical. It is the time for self-control and unselfish behavior. (Gloria Gather, songwriter)
Gaither highlights an experience she witnessed as a child. A terrible accident occurred outside her house, and someone viewing it from inside became hysterical, although she was not personally involved. Our responses in tough situations might be all about ourselves, how we feel and react. But to help, we must exercise self-control; our concern must be about those in need.
So, prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control . . . Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. (1 Peter 1:13; 4:11)