Pray Before Reacting

lifelessonsOne thing that has helped me immensely in the last month is to pray before reacting. I have noticed when I pray for God to help me understand an emotion or to get through an issue, the outcome is MUCH better than relying on my own thoughts and judgement.

When I’m having a hard time with something, I pray. Depending on the issue, I will pray for things like understanding, compassion, peace and comfort. If someone else is involved, I will pray for them too. Just by taking a few minutes to talk with God, I almost immediately gain better perspective, feel peace and know that I have someone on my side to help me through things. And, its always amazing how well things tend to work out after praying!