When you find yourself in a challenging or trying situation, what is the main thing you do? Many of us will talk about it with as many people as we are able. We can find comfort in telling others what we are going through at that moment. Sometimes things may even go downhill and slip into a comparing match as to who has the greatest challenge, and if we win, we may take solace from winning.
But let’s ask a question here, “Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?” We know this truth, but it is still good to be reminded from time to time. Now, we all go through our challenges or trying situations, but we need to go to God first and talk with Him. It is not wrong to talk with others - in fact, it is very helpful and quite a necessary part of being human. But God needs to be the One that we turn to first and then others. As Paul said to the local church in Philippi,
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done” (Phil 4:6 NLT).
Paul says to pray about everything. This can be done at any time, and anywhere. Then we come together with others that we trust to talk about things. So, let me come back to the question, “Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?”
Pause in His presence for a moment and think this over…
 “Have You Prayed about it as Much as You’ve Talked about It?” https://www.ibelieve.com/inspirations/have-you-prayed-about-it-as-much-as-you-ve-talked-about-it.html (13th March 2018).