Prayer Is A Lifeline That Can Stop You From Being Overwhelmed
Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. – Philippians 4:6 (CEV)
At times life can be overwhelming. The future looms large before you, with its all of its uncertainty. Sometimes it seems that you finish one task just to be given twelve more. You feel like you can’t take any more.
Consider this story: A farmer had leased some of his land to a neighbor. When the lease was over and the land returned to the farmer, he discovered his renters had not cared for it and the land was now full of weeds, turning his plot of land into a wilderness of thorns and thistles. Desiring to cultivate the land, he sent his son to clear the ground.
The farmer’s son quickly concluded, “It will take forever to get this land cleared!” Overwhelmed by the idea, he lay on the ground and went to sleep. He did the same day after day. Finally, his father came to see what had been done and found the land untouched.
The son apologized to his father, explaining that the job had seemed so overwhelming that he had been afraid to tackle it. His father replied, “Son, if you had only cleared the area on which you lay down for a nap each day, your work would now be done.”
You may be so overwhelmed by the challenges in your life that, like the son, you just want to give up, not wanting to face the task in front of you.
Let me take away your fears and anxieties.
When you find yourself in the midst of a crisis, don’t cross your fingers and depend on luck. Don’t give up and lay down to nap. Put your faith and trust in me. Cry out to me for a lifeline. I will meet you right where you are, in the moment of your need. My help is only a prayer away.
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth:
1 — If you want to know more about God’s comfort and help we have some friends ready to talk with you. Chat now at NeedHim.org or call 888-NEED-HIM
2 — Read the story of Daniel in Daniel chapter 6.
3 — Think about how completely overwhelmed Daniel could have been? His situation would have been completely hopeless without his faith in God. How can your faith get you through seemingly hopeless situations in your own life?