Sometimes I marvel at how long I will struggle in a situation before thinking to talk to God and listen for his voice and guidance. We grumble about our problems; we grumble; we murmur; sometimes we tell our friends; and we talk about how we wish God would do something about it. We struggle with our situation in our minds and in our emotions, while we often fail to take advantage of the simplest solution there is: prayer. But worse than that, we then make perhaps the most ridiculous statement: "Well, I guess all I can do is pray about it." I am sure that you have heard that said before or maybe you have even said it. We all have. We are all guilty of treating prayer as a last ditch effort and saying things like "Well nothing else is working, so maybe we should pray." But do you know what that says if we were to believe it? It says that we really do not believe in the power of prayer as we should.
We carry burdens we do not need to bear- and life is much harder than it has to be- because we do not realise how powerful and soul soothing prayer really is. If we did, we would talk to God and listen to what he says about everything, not as a last resort, but as a first response.
Prayer is bigger and better than you think. Give it all up to God, depend on him and he will respond.