I ran across this on the internet:
The Eagle does not fight the snake on the ground. It picks it up into the sky and changes the battle ground, and then it releases the snake into the sky. The snake has no stamina, no power and no balance in the air. It is useless, weak and vulnerable unlike on the ground where it is powerful wise and deadly. Take your fight into the spiritual realm by praying and when you are in the spiritual realm God takes over your battles. Don't fight the enemy in his comfort zone, change the battle grounds like the Eagle and let God take charge through your earnest prayer. You'll be assured of clean victory.
This is the New Living Translation (NLT), but it speaks to me very clearly that we should take everything to Jesus first: Philippians 4:6-7
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
We can get tied up with our thoughts and situations of life so easily. When the problems get compounded, we get frustrated and turn to man for answers. I have been so bothered by situations, news or things that I have no control over and I want to do things my way to solve them. Jesus has all the answers if you would take the time and really talk to him in prayer. I went to a meeting that I was really dreading and my wife told me to pray about it before going. I did pray the night before, the morning of and before I walked through the doors. I got the two things that I prayed for and the meeting was very low key and not even what I built it up to be. I am so thankful to serve an awesome God, who answers prayer. Amen!
Bro Jon Curtis