Have you ever started to pray and your mind just wandered off to your problems? Even before you say, “Good morning, Lord,” you are engaged in all that is wrong; what you have done; what has been done to you; what is the answer; how can you ever get out of this mess; and on and on and on. Do you ever wonder if God wants to interrupt us and say, “Praise Me! Glorify My Name! Talk to me. Fellowship with me and not your problems.”
Really, He has already told us He is with us. “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” – Matthew 28:20.
He has already told us He is for us. “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:38.
He has already told us He is our protector. “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead-end— Because I am God, your personal God…” –Isaiah 43:1-4
What more do we need? What more assurance could He give us?
I don’t know about you, but I want to fellowship with God. I want to walk by faith, even when I can’t see what is ahead of me. Even when life has stung me and bruised me, I want to see my Father’s face. And though the world may toss me about, I want to know that there is NO dead-end with God.
Today as you go to God in prayer, fellowship with Him, not your problems. He knows what you need before you even ask. By faith, spend time today simply praising His Name – the Name above all names.