2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, (New King James Version)
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (KJV)
Are you worrying or praying?
There may be times in your life when there’s so much going on. You are so focused on your cares, or you are so exhausted you can barely muster the energy to pray. This is the time when you need to pray the most. You should encourage yourself to pray because the Lord wants to hear from you; and you can find rest and comfort in His presence.
Song of Solomon 2:14 [So I went with him, and when we were climbing the rocky steps up the hillside, my beloved shepherd said to me] O my dove, [while you are here] in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock, in the sheltered and secret place of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. (Amplified Bible)
The Lord calls to you and tells you, come and speak freely. You do not have to fear your request is unimportant. You don’t have to worry about your request being rejected. The sound of pure and sincere prayer is sweet and acceptable to God. You will be like a child whose arms are raised for the love and comfort of her Daddy. Whatever a father could give to his child, God can and does give more.
Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (KJV)
He created you, so he knows exactly what you need. There is nothing too hard for Him. If you are worrying; you’re not praying. If you are praying; you don’t have to worry.
You are taking your problems to El Shaddai [el- sha-di] (God almighty, the many breasted one) who completely nourishes, satisfies, and supplies you as a mother would her child.
Please agree with me as I pray:
You are Elohim, my Creator and my God. I can make any request to You. Many times, I have said how I relate to You is directly modeled after how I relate to my own Dad. I love him, and I know he loves me. People would always say he spoiled me, debatable whether that is completely true or not, but he was there for me. When I was wrong; he was there. When I was right; he was there. After I was grown and married; he was still there. He helped me see how to relate to You. As limited as my earthly Dad is; he showed me love. You can show me infinitely more love because of Your immeasurable power and wisdom. I will never be anxious again. I will come to You about anything. I will crawl into Your lap like I have done so many times with my earthly Dad, lay my head on your chest and tell You all about it…