I was about to post on Facebook again, and this time, I was simply going to say, "I'm tired. Just tired." and ask for more prayers. While there is nothing wrong with doing that, I had a check in my spirit as I was about to type that into a status.
I recalled the Psalms, where David cried out in joyfulness and also in anguish. He cried out when he was angry, sad, or glad. No matter what his emotion or circumstance...
...he cried out to the Lord.
So many times, it is easy to post a prayer or a simple statement like "I'm tired" on Facebook--so that our friends can see, or just to get it out--to tell someone.
But why is my first response to post on Facebook?
I have a Lord who loves me so much more than I can even fathom. (John 3:16)
He is my God who will do anything for me which I ask in faith. (Mark 11:24)
He is my Father who knows my needs before I even utter it to Him. (Matthew 6:8)
He is my God who is able to do immeasurably more than I ask of Him. (Ephesians 3:20)
But He still wants me to talk to Him about it because He cares for me! (1 Peter 5:7)
He wants to hear that I'm tired after five nights with little-to-no-sleep. He wants to hear when I'm confused about what steps to take in caring for my child. He wants to hear if I'm happy, sad, unsure, anxious, angry, or at peace.
Facebook has a purpose. But Facebook does not love me, will not provide for my needs, doesn't know what I need before I ask, and can do nothing to answer my prayers. I will choose to go to God FIRST.
If I am going to share something on Facebook, I must, at the very least, tell God first.
Let's take a lesson from David himself, who talked to God about everything he faced. He did not have Facebook, but I bet he would have told God first if he had!
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 55:22 (NIV)