I took my troubles to the Lord;
I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. (Psalm 120:1)
Prayer is often last resort after other options have been exhausted. “Well, all we can do now is pray”
This sentiment does not connect to the power and presence of God. Prayer is what we must go to first in all situations, for He can answer and direct us in ways we cannot access without Him. We need God in our situations, and prayer is our access to Him.
My daughter often runs to me in situations that startle or scare her. If she is troubled, she is gonna find me.
Lord, help us to find You in prayer and make it our habit to bring our troubles to You. Let us not be troubled to the point of despair in our situation, but yield our situation to You, knowing You will answer when we call. Amen.