Recently I got a text message about a difficult issue concerning someone close to me. Their situation was critical, and there was nothing any person could do to fix it. I found myself so anxious and uptight. In tears, I expressed my concerns to my husband. Right then he took me by the hands and stopped to pray.
Immediately, I felt the Lord’s peace come over my heart.
Gone were the anxious thoughts,
and the twisting of stomach and emotions.
With shame I asked the Lord to forgive me for not stopping myself from worrying and taking time to pray.
Why is it easier for us to go on with our fretting, rather than running to God’s Throne to find mercy and grace to help in our time of need? Hebrews 4:16 I knew I was helpless to change the situation, yet I went about my tasks with my furrowed brow and fearful thoughts.
Even though the situation we prayed about wasn’t helped immediately, I was! God’s peace flooded my heart as my husband took us to the Only place where help could be found!
I also knew I needed to help the sender of the text. I called and said,
“I need to help you by taking your hand, too, and going to God’s Throne right now. Can we pray together?”
If you’re anxious about ANYTHING today, can I remind you of what you probably already know? You need to stop letting it weigh you down and simply go to God’s Throne in prayer and leave that burden with Him. And if you know someone who is worried, or in a difficulty or a hopeless situation (your spouse, a friend, a child), do what my husband did for me and grab their hand and take them with you to the Throne of God. What peace you will both find there!
Is there a burden you need to stop and pray about? Is there someone who needs you to stop and pray with them?