How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? Psalm 13:2
Why is life so hard? Why all the disappointments, fears, and frustrations? And the uncertainty! No one knows what tomorrow will bring. In Psalm 13, David processed his problems through prayer, and by the end he was ready to say, “I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me” (verse 6).
Some of the reasons for our troubles are mysteries for now. But this we know—God uses each tribulation to teach us more about prayer. We’re unable to solve all the problems we face, but God’s power is unlimited and His hand is near. When we don’t know what to do, He promises to guide us. When weakness comes, we can ask for His strength. When worried about others, we can entrust them to Him.
Whenever we face turmoil, we have a direct line to our Father—through prayer. He will never abandon us when our troubles overwhelm us. The hymnist said: “In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief, / and oft escaped the tempter’s snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer.”
Prayer is the delight of the saint, the armor of the soldier, and the supplier of the servant. Robert G. Lee