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The Only Answer is Prayer


"But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it." ~James 1:5

Have you ever had to make a difficult decision? I don’t necessarily mean a decision that is life or death or a decision that could have dire consequences if you choose wrong; no, I mean decisions where either choice will lead you to be a great person, but you’re not sure which choice will lead you to become the right person.

I’m in the middle of a decision like that right now. There are pros and cons to each choice, but neither are bad and neither are the technical “wrong choice” to make.

How do you decide what choice to make with a problem like that?

My only answer is prayer.

You’re disappointed, aren’t you? That answer doesn’t sound very poetic or exciting. It isn’t abnormal for us to pray about which direction we should take in life. But it’s not always easy or fun to pray, mostly because we have to wait until we get the answer—and that’s only if we listen to God to get that answer. Often times, I’m too impatient to pray.

But prayer is powerful. It is humility in the face of strife, and triumphant in spite of our worried minds. Furthermore, it is a tool. But we often don’t use it as such. So how can we?

My roommate gave me a gift for Christmas a couple years ago called a Prayer Box. The idea is that you write your prayers down on a piece of paper, place it inside the box, and give it to God to do the rest. It may sound silly to actually keep a box full of prayers, but every single prayer I have written down and placed in the box has been answered by God in some form. It is a small, tangible way to see what you're praying for and how important it is to let God handle it.

I know this all doesn’t sound super helpful, especially if you’re in the middle of trying to make a decision. But as food-for-thought, try to calm your brain down enough for a second to say a half-decent prayer to God. Maybe get yourself a Prayer Box so that you remember to pray about your future decisions. Who knows--you may be surprised at what comes your way next.

Hope this helps you, my sisters, even just a little bit.

Your Laughing Sister,



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I'm a native Michigander and fierce city gal. Armed with my Bible and favorite pair of jeans, my passion is to help young women and girls connect with God through a courageous and faith-filled life. I also love photography, reading, and archery competitions with

my husband, Thomas.

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