"Much that perplexes us in our Christian experience is but the answer to our prayers.
We pray for patience, and our Father sends those who tax us to the utmost; for "tribulation worketh patience."
We pray for submission, and God sends sufferings; for "we learn obedience by the things we suffer."
We pray for strength and humility, and some messenger of Satan torments us until we lie in the dust crying for its removal.
We pray for gentleness, and there comes a perfect storm of temptation to harshness and irritability.
We pray for quietness, and every nerve is strung to the utmost tension, so that looking to Him we may learn that when He giveth quietness, no one can make trouble.
The way to peace and victory is to accept every circumstance, every trial, straight from the hand of a loving Father; and to live up in the heavenly places, above the clouds, in the very presence of the Throne." –Selected
Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman
Learning to focus on the answers rather than the questions is a tough lesson. It means taking my eyes off me and focusing solely on Him.
Time to refill my cup and alter my perspective.