When to Pray

I’ve been sick for about a week now with terrible congestion. It’s made it hard to work on anything. I can’t even read because my eyes water. All I want to do is go to bed. It has also affected my praying time. I usually spend time with God before I go to bed, but this week it’s been  more like “Night God, make me better by morning.”

However, I believe this is the time when we really need to be praying. When we feel awful and don’t want to spend time with Him. It’s easy to thank God when things are going right. It’s a lot harder to find blessings when you’re sick. And trust me, congestion is nothing compared to what others have to go through.

James 5:15 reads, And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

Another reason we might not pray for something like a cold is because we know there are people out there who have it a whole lot worse. I hate the thought of taking God’s time for something as impertinent as my congestion when there are others out there with cancer and children who are ill. I feel I’m being petty when I ask for God’s help in my situations. I’m pretty blessed compared to some.

However, God wants to hear from you no matter what. He wants you to pray to Him with any troubles you have. If you can fall down before Him on something as simple as a runny nose, imagine how quick you will call on Him for something more serious.

Take the time to talk to God, especially at times when you feel your worst. He can clean up anything from a terrible illness to a stuffy nose.

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