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Friday, April 08, 2016
Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. James 5:13
"Is that it?" What about checking all our options? What about gathering a support group to cheer us up and cheer us on? The greatest therapy, the surest solution, the sweetest healing that we will find, James says, is in fervent and honest and faithful conversation with God. The verb he uses is in the present tense: let him, in other words, continually be praying.
Perhaps you know what it is like to be so overwhelmed by sorrow, or pain, or a trial that you pray, not only as you breath, but in order to be able to keep on breathing. There are times when God's people truly find Him their only source of strength, of life, of purpose, and of joy. They pray, not because they have to, but because they can't not pray. Whether your affliction is earth shattering or hardly worth mentioning, take it to God in prayer.