I waste far too much time every day fretting about what I cannot control.  I chew on each difficult circumstance in my mind wondering how I could manipulate it to work for me.  A far better use of my energy and time is to hang out with God in extended prayer.

It still amazes me to no end that the God who created the universe longs to hear from me.  When I start my day by worshiping him, confessing my struggles, thanking him for all he has given, and casting my cares upon Him, I can’t help but get up with a smile on my face.  It’s a relief to know that the One with all the power listens to my prayers and will work all circumstances together for good.

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