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Most people whom I consider to be men and women of prayer go before God because their hearts are heavy. They tell me that nothing but continual conversation with Him brings them relief. So if you tend to worry a lot, here's a better plan:
Pray a lot. For such relief to become a reality, you
will have to exercise the discipline of surrender as you rely on Him to
solve the problem....in His way and in His time. Effective, results-getting prayer include the thought, Lord this is Your problem to fix. You take control. Let me know what You want me to do if I'm to be involved in the solution. By leaving it with You, I will consider it solved.
It's at that point you discipline your mind not to worry, not to continue seeking answers or trying to find resolution. You solved the problem by giving it to God. Your major responsibility now is to wait for His leading. When He wants you to act, He will make it clear. He has dozens of ways to do that, so there's no need for me to open that door.
As you wait before Him, He will direct your thoughts to the next step you should take. If there is nothing He leads you to do, do nothing more. He will take it from there.
-- Charles R. Swindoll
This came to me in email on August 22, 2005 when I was going through a tough time in my life.
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