OVERWHELMED WITH PROBLEMS? What To Do
Submitted by Rev. Earl Paul Robertson
A Biblical Pattern for Prayer: II Chronicles 20
1. Go to God first (v. 3) Jeremiah 33:2-3
Do not wait until you are emotionally exhausted by worry and anxiety, then go to God.
2. Enlist pray support (v. 4) I Thessalonians 5:25
Do not try to be a "lone ranger", ask friends to pray with and for you.
3. Focus on God and His mighty deeds (vs. 5-9) Psalm 77:11
Builds your faith. If God did it before, He can do it again.
4. Spread it out before the Lord (vs. 10-11) 2 Kings 19:9-14
Usually problems pile up. Break them down into discernible segments. Pray for one problem at a time until you get assurance from God that He will take care of it.
5. Humble yourself before God (v. 12b,c) James 4:6-7
We have no power and we have no plan.
6. Fix your eyes on the Lord (v. 12d) Hebrews 12:1-3
When we focus on Him our problems are seen in their right perspective.
7. Wait in the presence of the Lord for guidance (vs. 13-16) Psalm 33:20-22
Do not rush into action, wait to receive His guidance.
8. Remember Whose battle it really is (v. 15) Deuteronomy 20:4
The battle is not yours but the Lord's. If you have surrendered your life to God, the battle becomes His responsibility.
9. Hold steady (v. 17) Ephesians 6:13
Stand firm and see His deliverance.
10. Remember Who is with you. (v. 17) Hebrews 13:5-6
You are not alone.
11. Worship the Lord (v. 18) Psalm 95:6
After you have assurance God has heard you, worship Him
12. Praise the Lord (vs. 19-23) Psalm 22:3
V.22 - In the process of praising, while they were praising, the Lord brought the victory. God inhabits the praise of His people
13. Have a victory celebration (vs. 27-28) Psalm 145:7
Posted by BETTY BENSON ROBERTSON