Ouch! I saw this on Pinterest this morning and it really grabbed me. How often do we commiserate over a situation or talk about a problem we are having with someone rather than pray?
Talking about something or someone (unless you are seeking counsel on how to address a problem) is an emotional snare. As you fixate on a problem verbally, you can deepen resentment or convince yourself that a situation is hopeless. Not to mention the fact, that you might be engaging in gossip or roping someone else into your anger.
What concerns do you have right now that you have shared with other people, but haven’t shared with the Lord? Why not take a few minutes after this post and have a candid conversation with God–the one who can do the most to change your situation, the one who can bring you the most peace?
Psalm 61 begins,
Hear my cry, O God,
Listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I,
for you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.
God longs to hear your prayers. You are his precious child. Go to him now with the cries of your heart.