When a problem wears us down and depletes our energy, prayer refuels our spirit and renews our mind.
Posted in , Nov 29, 2017
What if instead of fighting, crying and complaining when facing a problem, we prayed? This is not to say that we shouldn’t express our emotions, but we must remember that prayer is a powerful tool. As the Scripture states, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”
It’s interesting that the biblical passage encourages us not to worry about anything as this tends to be our first reaction when a problem arises. Often, we become overwhelmed by our worries. What if I lose my job? Will I be able to pay the bills? These are real concerns, but they can paralyze us if we let them; prevent us from being creative, productive and effective in how we respond to and manage a problem. But if we pray in our times of need, a sense of peace replaces our fears, helping us to endure and find solutions to our troubles.
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The biblical passage above also tells us to “pray about everything.” There is no issue we should hold back from God in prayer. There isn’t a problem too big or too small that God is not interested in helping us with. Prayer should be our first resource above all else in our times of need.
Prayer gives us the strength to remain hopeful that we will overcome and triumph. When a problem wears us down and depletes our energy, prayer refuels our spirit and renews our mind. Let us come to the throne of grace knowing that God hears our prayers, gives us a peace of mind and the strength to endure our troubles. How has prayer helped you? Please share with us.
Lord, help us to make prayer our first recourse in good and bad times.