“Nevertheless, not My will but Thine be done…” (Luke 22:42)
We are living through times like we’ve never experienced in our lifetime. The uncertainty of it all produces a lot of dilemmas for us. Times of crisis usually do. They are “perplexing.” They are chaotic.
Ideally, though, they force us to our knees in prayer. Maybe we need to spend more time just focused there, rather than worry about the storm blowing around us. Every emotion you are experiencing right now… fear, anxiety, anger, depression, loneliness, frustration… should be processed before God in prayer. Don’t dwell on it until you have prayed about it!
We stand in serious times, to paraphrase a famous quote of John Adams. Most of us have never seen times more serious than these. It seems almost hourly a new reality is revealed making our bad situation worse.
Let’s admit it. We do find ourselves confused, perplexed, sometimes frightened, anxious, stressed, and unsure what to do next. Sometimes that is precisely where life circumstances bring us. God knows right where you are today. He is still on His throne and He is the One we bow before.
Even as our Lord did that night in the garden. In His most perplexing moment, He brought it to the Father in prayer.
And let us ALWAYS do the same!