It is hard to wake up some days.

Sometimes it is hard to wake up to the morning alarm. Facing another day can be difficult when we are going through hard times. Life can be so overwhelming, so full, and so exhausting. We can be left feeling so depleted, that it is even hard to think of what to say in prayer. Our Spirit knows we need to pray…but our worn out body can’t seem to put the thoughts together. It is at these times that we must NOT give up on prayer. We must give in to the Holy Spirit. The act of simply saying “I do not know what to pray” is enough. The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. God did not leave us without strength from Him. We have all that we need when we trust in God and hold onto hope. Jesus lives within you, and He will help you walk through the difficulties of life. The key is asking for that help, through prayer and communication. Prayer is surrender, and it does not have to be spoken in lengthy words. Simple, honest, whispered prayers from the heart, allows God to enter into the situation with you. Remember, we must ask for help. God does not force Himself on anyone. Reach out to God right now, and He will show you His presence by filling you with the ability to press past the fear and move forward in a new direction.

The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. PSALM 121:5-8

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. ROMANS 8:25-26

God is with us.

Layla Freeman

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Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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