We often use prayer as a last resort rather than a first line of defense. This is regrettable, and it must grieve God greatly. But only we only stop and ask directions when we are desperately lost. We only seek God’s shelter when we’ve become trapped in a raging storm and have no other safe place to turn. The good news is, God understands this and doesn’t hold it against us. God welcomes everyone who turns to Him with a sincere desire to live in faith, embraced by the loving arms of a Creator who wants to protect us.
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