And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth. And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord … Isaiah 37:3‭, ‬14‭-‬15 KJV

Sometimes, certain situations and circumstances of life appear so terrible, terrific and terrifying. At such moment, we become so overwhelmed, depressed and despaired to the point that we think even God cannot help. But the truth is this when you think your situation has defied prayer, the best approach or step to take is to pray.

The best approach to engage the incomparably great power of the Almighty God and experience His timely intervention is to call upon it in prayer. When you cry out to Him in prayer, He will surely not ignore or despise your voice. He will notice your plight, send you the needed help and rescue you from all your troubles.

When He does that, you are not the only ones to benefit, the world will see God’s goodness and favour bestow on you and also learn that only trust in Jesus brings deliverance.

Therefore, I encourage you not to be overwhelmed with the various news, views and reports flying around. Rather,  turn to God and allow Him to speak to you from His Word. Only what God says are the truth and final. Once you have heard His view, hold on to His Word and take to your knees in prayer for the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous is very powerful.

Just as God can do nothing except by His Word,  He will also do nothing except in response to prayer. So, pray now and you will yet praise Him. May the Lord Jesus Christ strengthen your heart and your knees to persist in prayer. Good morning and do have a peaceful day.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola