When I asked, I received…

When I asked, I received…[1]

When I asked for courage, Abba exposed my enemies.
When I asked for strength, Jehovah gave me challenges.
When I asked for wisdom, El Shaddai graced me with adversity.
For patience, Yahweh-Rapha gave me a heart for people.
For a home, El Shammah made me a constant visitor.
When I pleaded for love, El Elyon revealed Himself to me.
For financial security, Jehovah Jireh blessed me with skills and talents.
For a man, Elohim made me a self-sufficient woman.
In place of a fabulous life, Yahweh-Rohi sat me in a wilderness.
In place of a family, Abba Emmanuel guided me into solitude.
I learned that life is not about getting what we want.
El Roi guides us into becoming what our lives need.

 


[1] Adapted from unknown prose by unknown author.

I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong. |I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve. |I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brains to work. | I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome. |I asked for patience and God placed me in situations where I was forced to wait. | I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help. | I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities. | I asked for everything so I could enjoy life. | Instead, He gave me life so I could enjoy everything. | I received nothing I wanted, I received everything I needed.

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