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Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. I love this. Concise, practical and simple. And why is prayer my response when everything becomes a mess? And I agree about who you listen to. Great tools.

  2. Robin, you really “hit the nail on the head” with this post. I so needed to hear these words! Thank you!

  3. Robin how true what you said. How much our lives would change if we brought it all to God in prayer and asked him to speak to us through the Holy Spirit to know what to do. I guilty of asking others to pray for me for certain things that I need help with instead of going to God first in prayer. I know I should have done that. Then asked others to pray for me as well. As when things don’t go as I hoped. I feel offal or not myself because of something that happened or I said or done something I shouldn’t have. Then one day God spoke to me. I was online looking up some images for a friend of mine. This one Poped up me. I knew it was God speaking to me. It said Prayer is the best medicine and God is the best Doctor. I knew immediately as I read that God was speaking to me. To say Dawn Prayer about your health to me instead of asking other to pray for you. Remember I am the best Doctor. So I knew God wanted me to pray about my health to him before I ask others to pray for me. As then I was taking seizures because my Hormones went up the left each month as women. That would throw me into seizures each month. I would ask other to pray for all this to stop. As they were not nice. God through that image online spoke to me loud and clear when looking up something for my friend. To make me see I needed to go to God first and not others. Trust God in it all and put God first in everything. It was a big wake up call. As I had to learn to put God first. Then my friends if I wanted ask them to pray as well. As I needed to have hysterectomy to stop my periods as women making me go into seizures each month by making my hormones go up the left to cause that. So God then also when I started to go to God in prayer first then my friends. Before my operation God had me find this saying on line. I held onto it. Believed it for my operation five years ago past in October. It said Don’t Worry About Tomorrow God Is Already There. I knew then not to worry about my operation and went with not being scared or frightened. I knew God was already there and would be with through the whole operation and my recovery. God was there. I have alot to thank God for. As I don’t take seizures any more. God showed me. In everything to trust him. Go him first in prayer not get any one else to pray first. I do that with everything. Even though God didn’t heal me himself. He used my operation for me to get my healing and for to put him first. So now if not well I say to people before I do any I going to trust Doctor God and pray to him first. As I call God. Go to him in prayer for anything now. Trust him and his word and stand on his promises. Keeping you all incourage in my prayers. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

    • Go to God first (in prayer) and remember He is already in our tomorrows. That’s good stuff, Dawn. (And I’m thankful for all the ways he’s healed and taught you!)

  4. Great message. What a blessing. Yes our encouragement always needs to come from scripture. Thank you. The Christian fellowship group at work chastises me for speaking the truth in love. They say that I need to be quiet and just be there for others. I must speak the truth in love.

  5. Robin,

    “I wonder how much of our lives would change if prayer was our first response?” Yes and Amen. So often we hear people say “I’ve tried everything else I guess I should pray now”. Why wait till the end? Why try to handle difficult situations or relationships on our own? In Psalm 55:22 We are told to “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” God is gently telling to come to Him first. Let Him handle the situation. Yes to praying about everything first.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. I had a job decision to make recently, whether to stay or go.

    With prayer, I felt waves of peace, but I didn’t feel as calm when I sought counsel. There were many different opinions.

    I hope that means that I made the right decision even though time will tell.

    • Dawn, your comment makes me think of how God is always working in our waiting, and how our circumstances, ultimately, be used for our good and God’s glory. I pray you see Him at work in the midst…!