It may sound too simple; but so many believers overlook this truth. How often do we forget to pray when we are in trouble or face some sort of crisis?
“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray” James 5:13a
We allow our problems to accumulate over days, weeks, months and even years. Our troubles not only affect our emotions and health, but also the people around us. We need to learn to quickly surrender our troubles to God through prayer. The Bible says our natural response when trouble arises is prayer to God. The moment we pray is the same moment God begins to intervene on our behalf. I do not wait for the right time to pray. I pray to God at any opportunity because I know God is ever ready to act or change the situation.
The Bible says God neither slumbers nor sleeps. He is always watching over us for our benefit. Like a loving father watching over his children, God is always present in our daily life. If you are facing some troubles in your family, marriage, business, health or ministry, pray and see God’s powerful hands at work.
Let us not bury our heads under the sand when troubles come, but pray them away!