8. You haven’t prayed for wisdom.
Wisdom to know what to ask for adds anxiety. But God addresses that too.
James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts are like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
9. You’re trying to find the right words instead of letting the Spirit intercede.
In desperate times, the heart is broken, confusion reigns leaving us without words.
Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
10. You’re not seeking the right thing first.
I had my well-established No. 1 priority and what I was seeking first was to have my husband healed…
Matthew 6:33 ”But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
And God did add what was missing—a new awareness of my need to seek Him first. And in the process of seeking Him first, even above looking for hubby’s healing, came understanding
I understood to increase my faith, to declare victory in Jesus name, to rebuke anxious thoughts, worry and fear. And most importantly, to praise Him with all my strength no matter what the circumstances showed.