The Lord has heard my plea, the Lord receives my prayer.
Psalm 6: 9
The surest defense from all of the attacks, stresses, difficult situations, and impossible requirements that life throws our way is found in a place where I too often look as more of a last resort than as my starting point for holding my ground. For I am afraid that I need to admit that I am incredibly inclined to go after my own solutions, and this seems to be especially true when the situation is the most personal and brings the highest levels of anxiety. I am not certain whether I actually think that I have the needed answers or whether I am just concerned about appearing to not have them; yet, either idea is filled with delusion and consistently fails.
The Lord who created the universe and who knows me and all of my needs…
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