When people say, “Give it to God in prayer,” or “I need to pray about that stressful and complicated situation” their view of prayer is typically too tame. Giving a stressful situation to God is like giving birth to a child. You must push, there is wincing and screaming, there is passion and pain …and there is sweet relief and authentic joy.
You could be the world’s best photographer. You could be the most expert darkroom technician. You could present entire albums of astonishing photos to a person; each photo masterfully captured and developed. But if the viewer is blind they won’t see any of it. For all their beauty, the pictures will go utterly unappreciated by those who don’t have eyes to see them. One the other hand, a toddler who shares poorly taken pictures on a disposable camera that were developed at Walgreens will have his mother’s undivided attention and awe!