15 October 2010

a God thing :)

Such a simple sentiment :)
I will be the first person to admit that praying isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when I am having a problem.
When Im thankful, counting blessings, seeing wonderful things happen, I pray, I give thanks, I praise God.
When I have problems, I talk to my friends, family, stress, worry, dwell on it, and when none of that works, then I think to pray.
Silly silly.
This week, well this past month really, I have been stressing and stressing about a certain "event" that I was supposed to attend.
Worrying myself sick.
Yesterday morning, I checked my email and I had an email confirming my stressor.  I had felt so much stress over the past month worrying about this that I felt like I was going to fall apart.
I closed my eyes and began to pray because I could just feel anxiety creeping in on me.  
My prayer was simple:
Dear God,
Please get me through tomorrow, please fill me with your perfect peace so that I can do what I need to do tomorrow without any worry or fears.
I know you always have my back.
At that point I heard a ping! (new email)
The email said that I was no longer needed to attend the much dreaded event tomorrow!
When I pray, things get taken care of.
I bought the gorgeous print above to hang in my home as a reminder. 
Pray first.


  1. this is so encouraging! i love to hear about what God i doing in people's life. i am so guilty of not giving everything over to God... thanks for this post :)

  2. Love this post. It's so true that many times it's hard to remember to pray when things are harder. Where did you buy that print? It's so nice!

  3. i love this all of this! but yeah every time i ever have a problem of just need a little some thing to get though a day i pray i think it helps me be dependent on God.

  4. yay! this is very encouraging!!

    glad it all worked out!


  5. So very true! I used to always forget to pray first... I'm getting better now, but it still slips my mind sometimes. Everything really does work out so much better once you pray, though. I started praying every night before I go to sleep, and it's really nice to be able to talk about anything with God, know that He's listening, and that He will help me through my problems. This past week has really shown me that God can do anything and that everything He does is because He loves us. We may not understand it, but we just have to trust Him.

    Have a great day!!!

    God's Blessings,

  6. Janel, I love this post!!
    And that print is pretty amazing too!
    xo, Jamie

  7. I think a part of me needed this post. Thanks janel.

  8. awe. i love this. it's a great reminder...i need to be better at praying... :( i have been a slacker.

    happy weekend to you janel!


  9. Thanks for the wonderful reminder!

  10. i have one just like it sitting next to my bed. and i had a day like this yesterday! for sure. God always comes through and brings peace. thanks for posting this!! :)

  11. God is so good! I love it when you pray and little miracles happen.

  12. He is soooo great!!! Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing Janel!!!! Have a grand week!!!


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