I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given Christ that I might be rich.
I asked for healing that I might be in control;
I was allowed to suffer that I might surrender.
I asked for independence that I might do my own will;
I was given free will that I might choose obedience.
I asked for strength that I might be self sufficient;
I was made weak that I might depend on Him.
I asked for the world’s love that I might be fulfilled;
I renounced idolatry, as my value and worth are in Him.
I asked for knowledge that I might impress men;
I grew in wisdom that I might learn His commands.
I asked for success that I might achieve the praise of others;
I was allowed to struggle that I might praise His name instead.
I asked to remain sheltered, that my life be hid in secrecy;
My life was exposed that I might learn to love and trust sacrificially.
I asked for no more tears after a lifetime of suffering;
He gave His Son, who was slain, to save my soul.
“I asked for all things that I might enjoy life – I was given life that I might enjoy all things.”
“He who finds his life shall lose it. And he who loses his life for My sake shall find it.” Matt 10:39