Friday, September 28, 2012

In the Hardest Moments, Pray


     We've all had those difficult moments when we just felt out of options on what to do.  It might be a health crisis, a financial burden, a smackdown urge, or a sudden loss.  What do I do now?  The answer is to pray in those helpless moments.  As our minds race to figure out how we can fix the problem, God waits for you to turn to Him.  Often our bodies react with painful symptoms, like a panic attack or a stomach ache, that point out our inability to handle it alone.
      Prayer provides a peace when we turn our burdens over.  Prayer humbles our spirits and shows us our dependence on Him.  One day, all will bow before the Lord.
      In our bible study, I learned James is sometimes referred to as 'camel knees.'  His devotion to prayer made his knees look knobby and worn like those of a camel.  When life gives you more than you can stand, do you kneel?
      I understand that praying may not be your first go-to option in stressful moments to think of but it is always available so keep it close to your heart and mind list of resources.