Philippians 4:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([a]definite request) with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
What do I do? It seems like everything I say or do either pushes him away, makes it worse or offends somebody. How can I possibly know how to go about solving this one? Seems like this is the theme of my life these days, I am so not the superwoman everyone needs. So now what?
As a mom, a wife, friend, prayer partner and countless other titles I could give myself I easily find myself overwhelmed. With all the pressures of life that creep in, the ones that all of a sudden show up and lets not forget the ones that I allow to visit for an undetermined amount of time, I want to crawl in a hole and forget my own name. The older I get I realize just how little control I have over most things, how much self-control is needed in some things and how much faith is needed in all things. Reminding myself daily that I am in the hands of an all-sufficient God who has me in the palm of his hands is my saving grace. When I am in that moment of “Lord what do I do now?” I am reminded of this verse…in every circumstance and in everything…pray! I don’t always have the answer that eases the stress of my husbands cares, I can’t always predict the future for my very nosey children or heal the wounds of all the hurting who come my way but I can pray. I can take time to give all of these to the Lord, to release my cares of all their cares on the One who cares for us all. Choosing not to fret or have anxiety takes some self-control as does taking it to the Lord in prayer but I have faith that in time my first reaction will be to pray…first!!!