By: Karen Ricketts
At points in our lives we have prayed to our Heavenly Father to get us out of situations and circumstances we found ourselves in. These situations could have been toxic, abusive, financially lacking, life threatening, caused us hurt, pain, to worry, be fearful, be anxious, or have us wishing life was more fair.
We pray more fervently or passionately when forced with problems or situations we need relief from or to get out of. Typically our prayers consist of asking the Most High for the thing we lack or to get us out of the trouble we are in. This is a logical request because we are hurting and emotional, just wanting the situation to end. Speaking from experience and what I’ve learned is that we can spend years praying to the Lord for “our will to be done” whenever we find ourselves in such circumstances.
We pray and basically tell the Lord what we want him to do. We pray based off our emotions and so we ask for tangible relief, or relief that is physical in nature only. I’m learning to not only pray for physical relief but to also pray for strength, guidance, to have a forgiving heart and to not grow revengeful, angry or bitter from whatever I am going through or went through. I want the Lord to use those situations whether from the past or more recent to help me to grow, gain strength, and to become a wiser and better person like he would like me to be and for “his will” to be accomplished.
Whatever you have been through or experiencing now seek the Most High for understanding, and ask him what he’s trying to teach you, get you to change or to acknowledge about yourself. Don’t focus on the other individuals involve, or how “you” would like the situation handled. This takes practice because it is easy to get caught up in our emotions, but we should always desire to have the will of the Lord fulfilled in our lives even when we don’t understand. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.