This is my big confession. When I get extremely overwhelmed, when something super scary happens, when I get all tangled up in a zillion emotions, when my circumstances feel out of control, when I face an unexpected mountain I can’t fathom ever climbing, I tend to PANIC and either forget to pray or remember to pray but feel unable to pray because my mind feels paralyzed! My body tends to move forward quickly taking actions to address whatever I am facing, but my mind feel like it is totally stuck! This is NOT the way to handle tough stuff. How then should we handle huge hurdles and crazy big challenges and scary circumstances etc.?
Don’t panic – pray!
Simply put, as God tells us over and over in the Bible, DO NOT FEAR. Well, if we are not going to fear, what should we do instead? PRAY – and get busy doing what God tells us and enables us to do.
In plain English, we need to CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST! We need to CRY OUT TO GOD! We need to POUR OUR HEARTS OUT TO GOD! We need to PRAY FOR WISDOM! We need to bring our desperation TO THE LORD! We need to TRUST GOD TO LEAD, GUIDE, and PROVIDE for us! We need to TURN TO THE LORD! We need to PUT OUR FAITH IN JESUS! We need to remember EVERYTHING WE NEED IS IN GOD, THROUGH GOD, and FROM GOD!
This message is not just for others! I need this message just as much as anyone else! So let us all remember this and act accordingly in trying times!
Don’t panic – PRAY!
Hallelujah, AMEN, PRAISE THE LORD!
“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings…” Psalms 61:2-4 NKJV
“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Psalms 50:15 NKJV