I Asked God, yet He Gave...

"I asked God 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 asked for, but everything I hoped
for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am,
among all men, most richly blessed." - By an unknown Confederate

Christian Moore