Reeling from the news that my husband had just lost his job, I took off for my early morning prayer walk. I gave God my long list of concerns. As I prayed I started to become more anxious as the reality of our situation began to set in. I ended my conversation with, “And God, we need groceries!”
As I moved through my morning routine with my daughters, I was surprised at lunch time when an acquaintance showed up with four bags of groceries. She didn’t know that my husband was losing his job, but God did. My new friend simply said, “I was praying this morning, and God just put you guys on my heart. I thought you might need this.” Tears filled my eyes as I received her inspired act of kindness.
Amazed at God’s specific answer to my prayer, peace began to fill my anxious heart. God, if you can answer my simple, faith-filled request for groceries, You can do anything!
What Do You Do When You are Faced With Struggle?
All of us have an opportunity to turn to God. He is the one who is able to rescue us. He provides for us. He cares about all that we are going through.
If prayer is new to you, it is simply a conversation with the One who formed you while you were yet in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139). He knows and cares about all of your needs even before you ask.
Prayer is a powerful tool. God will use prayer to comfort your heart. He will use prayer to guide you in the way you should go.
The next time you are faced with a struggle, make prayer one of the first things you do. Go to God and He will help you.
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Sue Detweiler is a gifted bible teacher, speaker, writer, and radio host. Known for her transparency and honesty, she helps women and men fulfill their potential in Christ. Sue’s focus in Sonoma Christian Home is to blog on “The Life-Giving Mom” Married and in ministry for 29 years with 6 children, Sue has a heart to help connect people to their purpose.
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