When life gets extremely overwhelming, we can only see what we perceive is ahead of us. We may even stop praying and trusting in God. But even the apostle Paul, when under great pressure, realized he had been doing things wrong.
He had been relying on himself and his own strength and wisdom, instead of relying on our God, who even raised the dead!
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
What is your situation today? What is putting you under such great pressure? Take a moment to go to God in prayer to ask for relief from anxiety and stress. And allow the Lord to be your source of all things.
Prayer when You feel under pressure
Heavenly Father, I praise your name today! You are so awesome Lord. I thank you that I can just come and sit quietly before you and seek solace when I feel like I’m under pressure.
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
As life is happening, I feel so consumed with all that is going on around me, in my country, my family, my home, my finances, my relationships. I call upon you as I feel so stressed and worn down.
Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
I am tired, Father and need your living water to quench my thirst. I hunger for You. Help me to seek you more and more each day. Lord, relieve this mounting pressure. I leave it all at your feet. In Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen!
John 14:1 – Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way.