Alone. I could hear the pounding of my heart as I sat behind my desk in my room yesterday. I knew I felt no peace. What was wrong? I was struggling with an issue that I did not know how to handle. As my burden continued to weigh heavily on me, I felt as if my lungs could no longer take in air. Then I closed the door behind me, sat back down and prayed to the Lord. I earnestly asked the Almighty to search my heart, to cleanse me, to listen to my cry and to give me an answer.
But I still did not feel peaceful. I could not let the day go by with anxiety and worry; I decided to pray to God again. After I finished talking with Him, I went to the family room to watch one of my boys play with his toys. All of a sudden, I felt totally relieved as if the Lord had just given me His answer; as if my body were weightless.
Around 8 p.m. the same day, my phone rang. The caller ID showed my sister’s number, and at that exact moment I knew that she wanted to discuss the issue with me. I had to answer the phone as I could not wait to listen to what she had to say. Her calm voice sent a signal to me that God must be intervening in the issue. As we talked, I came to realize that the Lord reassured me about His answer that He had told me moments earlier.
I praise God for His faithfulness and His intervention during my stressful time. Our prayers do not merely serve as a mean of communications with our Lord, but also a way to bind the devil.