Or maybe try “Get anxious about worries”. Point is: Everybody worries about something at some point in their lives. If you don’t, let me Praise the Lord for keeping you so well protected… or perhaps I will ask if you are fully human. The big question is: How do you choose to deal with the worries?
In 1 Kings 3:7-12 King Solomon asks God for wisdom and his request is granted:
7 O Lord my God, now you have made me the king instead of my father David, but I am as a little child who doesn’t know his way around… 9 Give me an understanding mind so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between what is right and what is wrong. For who by himself is able to carry such a heavy responsibility?” 10 The Lord was pleased with his reply and was glad that Solomon had asked for wisdom. 11 So he replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people and haven’t asked for a long life, or riches for yourself, or the defeat of your enemies— 12 yes, I’ll give you what you asked for!
Was King Solomon perhaps about 20 years old when he asked for wisdom? How wise for such a young person! Perhaps his role model, the man after God’s own heart King David, had a little something to do with that.
So what about us. What about me – an average housewife, with a love for painting the Lord’s images and a load full of circumstances I wish I didn’t have to deal with. How do I pray? What do I pray for? Like Solomon I have a “people to govern” (a child in special circumstances and a husband without faith whom I must be submissive to in order to obey God). I have friendships, relationships with God’s people and in case you are Blessed with only great and wonderful friends then Praise the Lord, but most of us humans struggle at one time or another with each other. Even within God’s family. Or perhaps especially within God’s family.
Any prayer that is not selfish is good. Any outpouring of the heart kind of prayers, selfish emotions too, are good. And God can handle it. Trust me, He can!! But what do I ask for when I communicate with God? Strength to make it through the day. Protection from satanic attacks. Blessings of various kinds. Peace of heart and mind. Etc.
It strikes me that the most important request we can make is the wisdom to know right from wrong. The discerning mind only God can provide me with. Yes, I’m a descendant of the first parents who sinned by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. I do know good from evil. But satan is a deceitful being and I can’t always tell right from wrong in the little things in my daily laundry basket.
So from now on I will write wisdom on the top of my prayer list. I will ask God to provide that so that I can make the right decisions, weigh the options on His scale and not mine. Make the right choices for my family and myself. And considering the words in Job 32:7-8
I thought to myself, “Age should speak first; those advanced in years will teach wisdom.” But alas, it turns out it is the spirit in a man, not age, and the breath of the Highest One within him that lends understanding.
However, I know that Lord God can certainly change my outlook and that could significantly help my daughter be more relaxed and possibly avoid more stomach bleedings and stress. My condition affects her. Though that is a huge and ugly thing to admit as a mom I do know it’s true.
I trust He is protecting us under His wings. But Lord Almighty, may you grant me wisdom to govern Your little one whom You have entrusted into my care.
Praise the Lord for He is the shield, high tower and shelter.