“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.”
Jeremiah 29:12 (ESV)
A quick glance at the clock told me I had been reworking the same tiny detail on my project for hours. Sigh… It wasn’t going well. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get my creative juices flowing. I was tired, frustrated, and unsure what to do about it.
I needed help.
I needed strength.
I needed direction.
I needed Jesus!
It was time to step away and wholeheartedly seek the Lord. So I got up, grabbed my bible, and retreated to a quiet place to pray. Sure enough, as I poured out my frustrations to the Lord, the stress began to fade away.
Are you struggling to get things done? Maybe you’ve been consistently working on a project for a while, and it still isn’t coming together, or it could be that you’re a mom who’s frustrated by the unending amount of laundry that needs washing. (It’s amazing how the pile never gets any smaller, isn’t it?) Whatever it may be that’s stressing you, you can count on God to give you what you need to get the job done. All you have to do is ask.
We can count on God to help us get the job done. –Tweet this!
Three things to pray when you’re struggling to complete a task:
Pray For Restoration
We all need a break sometimes. Even Jesus retreated to a quiet place regularly so he could rest in the presence of the Father (Luke 5:16). When we are weary and burdened, we can seek the Lord and ask him to replenish and restore us (Matthew 11:28).
Pray For Strength
We don’t have to completely rely on our own power to keep going. God’s word tells us He will not grow tired or weary and that it is He who gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak (Isaiah 40:28-29). We can ask God to lavish His unending supply of strength on us to help keep us going.
Pray For Guidance
If we’re uncertain or confused, we should ask God for clarity. James 1:5 reminds us that the Lord gives wisdom to those who ask for it. When we seek God for guidance, He will show us the way and guide our steps.
When we get overwhelmed by the pressures of trying to complete our tasks, let’s remember to seek God and ask him to restore us, strengthen us, and guide us.
When we seek God and ask him to restore us, strengthen us and guide us He will supply us with what we need. –Tweet this!
“Lord, we praise you for your wisdom, power, and strength; there is none like it in all the world. Thank you for supplying us with what we need to complete our projects and tasks. Please help us to remember to seek you for guidance, strength, and restoration when we get tired and frustrated. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!”
Thank you for following along today. Today’s verse reminds us that prayer is powerful. When we pray, God really does hear us! I hope you were encouraged to take a step back and seek the Lord when you’re struggling to get the job done. ~Kelly
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