“As for me, I shall call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur, and He will hear my voice” (Psalms 55:16-17).
While everything in him screams, “Run away” (v.6-8), the troubled Psalmist decides, instead, to pray unceasingly. Prayer is the decision to stay and not run away. Prayer may not change your circumstances, but it will transform your heart and perspective. Prayer is my conviction that God is doing something now, and that the “now” of eternity, having no beginning and no end, is vastly different from the “now” of my calendar. Only by continuing in prayer will you know God’s sustaining mercies.