How we all face difficulties, testings, suffering and persecution. When these times enter our lives we worry and fret and stress takes over. We then forget to trust God and try to work our way through these times alone.
It is during these times that we must pray without ceasing. Pray, pray and tell God all that is on your mind and in your heart. Tell Him all that tempts you. God is giving us permission to come boldly casting our cares upon Him. Tell Him everything the way you would to a very close friend.
I am reminded of an old hymn:
"What a friend we have Jesus,all our sins and griefs to bear.
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Oh what peace we often forfeit,oh what needless pain we bear.,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer."
How very true the words of this well known hymn.
So when worry troubles slumber and those dark dull days invade, God inspires us to fix what we can,release what we can't and He will help us to know the difference.
"Casting all you care upon Him: for He careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7
"Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God,believe also in me." John 14:1
And a few photos of my back garden: