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Today, my daughter Amber broke her glasses.

It was not something she had intended to experience, or even thought would be possible. It just happened. Immediately, she began to cry and ran to me to comfort her. She did not try to fix her glasses, blame someone, or hide what happened. Amber just ran to me. She said “Daddy can you fix it,” I looked at her with assurance and said “Yes baby, I can fix it.” Amber than buried her head in my chest and continued to cry as I held her. The glasses were minuscule to me and replaceable. But to her they were everything.

I thought of what happened to Amber today and how it relates to prayer.

When my heart is broken over sudden tragedy, consequences from sin of my own doing, or broken promises, do I run to complain first or hide to cover my sin? Or do I turn to my Heavenly Father much like Amber did to me?

Prayer should be the first step and not the last resort.

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My problems seem so big to me and small in the hands of God. Yet He tells me, “Give me all of your worries and cares because I love you.” I look up to Heaven like Amber looked up to me and I ask, “Daddy, can you fix it?” And He replies “Yes, I can fix it.” And I place my face back in the chest of God and cry. He says, “I am close to the brokenhearted.”

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God is a mender of the brokenhearted and He says I AM here for you. I AM more than able to wipe your tears and stand against your problems. I AM the solution to your problems and the counselor who is always on call. I AM your everything, my child, my love, my valued one. I AM here for you, I love you.

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So sleep well tonight daughter or son in Christ. God is present, and just like Amber, you can lift your prayer to your Father and rest in His Arms. He is in control. Don’t run to worry, seek to sin to alleviate stress, and don’t try to fix it. Let God be God in your life and show you how truly good He is. Read these scriptures and hear God talking to you.

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1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 34:17-20, Song of Solomon 2:6, Isaiah 9:6

Are you effectively using prayer or are you effectively worrying?

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