I recently saw this on Pinterest, and thought wow... how true of me.
The answer to this question, 9 times out of 10, is no. I am so guilty of this exact thing. I receive the littlest tidbit of bad news and I instinctively reach for my phone to call Shawn or my mom or a friend and talk through it, not even thinking to pray and ask the Lord (who knows and sees and ordains all things) to help me. It happened just today.
It goes the other way, too - I get good news and forget to thank Him for it.
I needed this reminder today.
I needed to remember that He is for me, He loves me, and He wants to hear from me when I struggle.
I want so much to be a woman of prayer, and sometimes it seems like the hardest thing in the world not to pick up the phone first. It seems like a faith issue: do I really believe that He can do something about it? And if He doesn't change the circumstances, do I believe He can change my heart and my perspective?
So here's my commitment and my prayer to pray first, then talk.