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Many times in life we find ourselves facing needs bigger than our resources. What we do in these moments is important. While we’re tempted to panic, the better response is to pray!
We learn a valuable lesson about this from the story of an unnamed lady in the Bible. Her story is found in 2 Kings 4:1, 2 (NLT) “One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, ‘My husband … is dead … now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as slaves.’ ‘What can I do to help you?’ Elisha asked.’ Tell me, what do you have in the house?’ ‘Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,’ she replied.”
Here is a lady in a lot of trouble. She is facing great debt and is about to lose her sons to slavery to pay what was owed. What did she do? She cried out to Elisha. Actually, her cry to Elisha was a cry to God. This prayer was the turning point in her life. It was this cry that resulted in receiving God’s guidance and miraculous provision. It was a cry that made a difference.
Unfortunately, we often spend lots of time crying about our problems. While crying about painful things in life is natural, and even very appropriate at times, we shouldn’t stop there. The best and most productive cries go to God. Instead of only crying over the tough things in your life, cry to God about them. He has the answers and solutions you need!