The struggles of life change from season to season, but God’s presence is constant.
Posted in , Jan 14, 2016
Recently I faced some obstacles weighing me down–multiple projects at work, writing assignments and personal goals. It seemed that no matter what I was working on, stress continued to press on me. I have always been a firm believer that there is a solution to every problem, but as time passed, the stress built.
I took my battle to prayer, “God give me wisdom to address the issues at hand. Lord, help me manage my situation with insight and patience.” Praying to God, no matter the situation or the time of day, helps to calm my thoughts and reassure me that things will be alright. The battles and struggles of life change from season to season, but God’s promises are constant as is His presence.
One morning on my drive to work, I thought to myself that it would be great to have someone to pray with me. I wasn’t sure who to call. I arrived at work and thought about it less and less as I became busy.
Then, out of the blue, I got a call from a former staff member, Lemuel. He said, “I have been up since early this morning in prayer; God placed you in my heart. I felt that I had to call you and pray for you.”
His words lifted me up. I knew at that moment God looked upon me with favor and love. I said, “Lemuel, you have no idea how much I was in need of prayer. It has been a challenging week, and I hoped for someone to pray for me.”
He prayed with me over the telephone; my soul felt lighter. Peace filled my mind. I knew that no matter what came next, God was with me.
Psalm 23:4 states, “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.” I was able to get through the week with prayer and the strength of God.
The best way to get through our battles is with prayer. What troubles keep you up at night? What battles has prayer brought you through? Please share with us.
Lord, we thank You, for when our concerns and life’s issues weigh us down, You are a constant presence and always hear our prayers.