“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).
Problems! Life seems to be filled with them. We are called to face them in every area of our life — physical, financial, moral, spiritual, personal, and family. Some problems, when squarely faced, are realized to be rather small and insignificant, having been enlarged out of proportion by fear of one sort or another. But others, undoubtedly, are important, solved only by much prayer and dependance on God our Father. Still others are incomprehensible and unexplainable, for the present at least. These problems must be committed in their entirety to the One who knows all about it. Then we need to learn to wait patiently in faith for His time and His solution.
King David had many problems in every sphere of his life, but he could write: “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself … ” (Psalm 37:7). Is there a problem in your life today? The hymn-writer, Joseph Scriven, tells us: “Take it to the Lord in prayer.”