I asked her, "What's P.U.S.H.?" She said, "Pray Until Something Happens." I thought about it for a few seconds and responded, "I think you're right."
As an adult, I have learned the hard way that life is difficult. Yes, there are good times. But the bad comes too. I am so grateful that I have a relationship with God who teaches me what to do. He says, "Pray without ceasing." Wow, that's a lot of prayer. Can I do that? I'd rather whine. I'd rather fantasize about the many things I could do to make life go my way. Better still, I'd like to run out my front door and scream, "Life's unfair" as I pull out my hair and sob loudly for all my neighbors to hear. But what kind of example would that be for my 17-year-old daughter? Would the neighbors hurry to their windows and comment, "My, she is such a wise woman."
It's time for the fallback position. I've got to Let Go.
I know the most powerful thing I can do is pray. I know prayer works. I know God cares about the details of my life. He cares about what I am feeling. I also know He wants the very best for you, me and my family. So, why don't I just do it?
Because I'm more afraid of His answer.
Now that I have admitted that I am afraid, I feel better. Now that I see once more my ego is keeping me from being happy, it's time to buckle down. Here goes.
"God, I would really, really like my husband to come home and our family be together every day. I trust You. Thy will be done."