I have a precious group of friends online that I love to chat with. We are all believers and have all committed to pray for each other. Over the last couple of weeks, our list has become so heavy with huge needs of so many people. So many are under attack and struggling with sickness, financial problems, depression, family issues and the list goes on and on. Sometimes it's overwhelming as I'm praying over this list to see all the pain and heartache that is going on. It would be easy to become weighed down and hopeless in the face of it all.
But, then I try to focus on how BIG God is and how He already knows each and every need so much better than anyone else. He already knows where we are, where we have been and where we are heading. He already knows the outcome. To me, that is comforting. It's comforting to know that God is in control and not me. Comforting to know that He can provide all of our needs no matter how large or small they are. He can deliver MIRACLES in places where all hope seems to be gone. These are some of the things that encourage me and lead me to continue to pray knowing that my efforts are not fruitless. The answers may not be what I expect or for that matter, what I think I want. But God knows far better than I what I need and what's best for me. And that's true for all of us.
I've never really liked the expression "Let Go and Let God", but the idea that I can let go of my worries and fears because I have given them over to the hands of the Almighty, that I like. Then I can focus on the joy of the day, of the moment. And that's just what He wants me to do.