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Reached a breaking point? Here are 7 signs you need to pray 

Article By Corinne Justice // EEW Magazine Spiritual

Share Are you feeling like your world is crashing down around you and that you’re seconds away from a full-on meltdown? We all have those days.

In times like these, instead of allowing yourself to drown in your own turbulent sea of troubles, 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV) says, “Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

Though we know the word instructions us to pray without ceasing in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, many Christians neglect to do what it says in the most critical times. Have you been neglecting this spiritual command?

If so, here are 7 breaking points—one or more you’ve likely reached—that indicate you need to drop everything, fall down on your knees and cry out Abba, Father (Romans 8:15).

1. You’re frustrated. We all get frustrated at times, but if you’re continually living in a state of disappointment, you need prayer. Permanent dissatisfaction with everything you do is not a healthy state of mind; if you get stuck on what went wrong, it will keep you from progressing in life.

2. You’re depressed. This is not the kind of clinical depression that requires medical treatment. This is the more generic term for feeling low, and letting yourself get down in the dumps when things go wrong. Instead of slipping into despair, pray when life seems like one big storm cloud that is forever hanging over your head. Seek the Lord knowing that things will get better and quite often are not as bad as they seem in the first place.

3. You complain without ceasing. Jesus bore the sins of the entire world on His shoulders, yet He did not complain. But somehow, we find the most trivial things to whine about! Like the children of Israel in the wilderness, we moan and groan about things that aren’t quite right. If you feel that a complaint is always warranted, you need to speak with the Lord and start the prayer, not with a request, but with thanksgiving.

4. You’re irritable and short-tempered. If you snap every time a co-worker misses a deadline, or your kids are acting crazy, and just the sight of your spouse annoys you, you need to take a minute to pray. Ask God to give you patience and peace of mind, so that you don’t go off at the drop of a hat. If your fuse is very short, make your prayer time even longer.

5. You’re worried. Philippians 4:6 (NIV) says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” We all have concerns, but we must not be overwhelmed by these concerns. Give your cares to the Lord and He will take care of them (1 Peter 5:7). After all, the word of God says in Matthew 6:27 there’s no use in worrying. It doesn’t change anything.

6. You’re too busy for God. When life in general is causing you to put God on the backburner, Houston, we have a problem. Your schedule should never be so full of dates and deadlines that there is no room left for the Lord. You cannot function efficiently without feeding your soul (Matthew 4:4), so deliberately carve out time for the Word as well as private conversations with the Creator. He will give you guidance and strength if you put Him first.

7. You’re inconsistent in your faith. James 1:8 (KJV) reads, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” If you waver back and forth between God and the world, faith and fear, you need to pray that the Lord keep you. You cannot be a lukewarm Christian. If you are not fully committed to God and are wishy-washy in your convictions, and you know you want to be better, pray about it. Ask the Lord to give you a yearning for His Word, a heart for His purpose and confidence in His promises. He’ll do it.

If you’ve reached any one of these 7 breaking points in your life, take time to pray. Don’t read this article and put it off until tomorrow. Do it today.

Prayer makes a world of difference, and if you don’t want to take my word for it, take God’s. “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth”—Psalm 145:18, NIV.

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