Sometimes life is just absolutely overwhelming.
I know you understand because everyone–EVERYONE–has hardship. We are imperfect people in an imperfect world. So, we all deal with sickness, relationship issues, money issues, stress, death–they are all facts of life.
Have you ever found yourself in one of those times and you feel totally lost? The kind of lost where you don’t even have words to pray?
Or, maybe instead of praying, you talk to people around you even though you know there is nothing they can do? Toward the end of the conversation you say, “All I can do is pray, I guess.” (You may even end your statement with a heavy sigh.)
Here’s what I imagine God does when He hears that–
He leans over, looks down, and takes a deep breath saying, “REALLY? ALL you can do is pray? All you can do is call out to your Heavenly Father…the Father Who created you? All you can do is release the power of Heaven into your situation. Really?”
Why is it that prayer is often a last resort? Why is that prayer seems insignificant somehow when, actually, it is the most power tool we have?
Ephesians 3:30 MSG says, “God can do things, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!”
Let’s start making prayer our first choice. Let’s start making prayer our hope, our answer, our delight.
I love this quote by John Lindell, “God is powerful enough to change your situation and personal enough to enter into the emotion of it.”