“Until we offer everything we have and are up to God and say ‘It’s Yours LORD; take it all and do with it what You will’, we will be stunted, stalled — indeed stuck in our spiritual growth.”
Prayer is not an indifferent or a small thing. It is not a sweet little privilege. It is a great prerogative, far-reaching in its effects. Failure to pray entails losses far beyond the person who neglects it. Prayer is not a mere episode of the Christian life. Rather the whole life is a preparation for and the result of prayer. In its condition, prayer is the sum of religion. Faith is but a channel of prayer. Faith gives it wings and swiftness. Prayer is the lungs through which holiness breathes. Prayer is not only the language of spiritual life, but makes its very essence and forms its real character. (Adapted from E.M. Bounds, The Necessity of Prayer)
Uncertainty and fear are the result of turning our eyes away from God during times of crisis. It’s ironic that we often tie ourselves to the very things that weigh us down and further deepen our despair. There is one true source of victory over life’s trials and uncertainties. We only need turn to Him and ask for deliverance.