God knows what we need

Oftentimes you run across something in your reading that touches you on mnany levels. The following is something from one of those times. I take no credit for this, but I had to share it with others. We often think we know what we need, but God knows best.

An unknown civil war soldier wrote this eloquent testimony:

I asked for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things.

I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing that I had asked for, but everything that I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered; I am, among all men, most richly blessed.

I’m old and blessed…hope you will be too.

2 thoughts on “God knows what we need

  1. JLem September 20, 2021 / 10:28 pm

    It was an enjoyable read. I especially enjoyed the statement; “I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things”. Our Life experiences, have been led by so many ‘Luminaries’; past and present. Sometimes we must trust ourselves to Love. Go within, and Live To Live. Thanx for sharing your read.


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