Three times I pleaded with the Lord to
take it away from me!
R. Miller, "Miller's Year Book—a Year's Daily
"Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take
it away from me! But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient
for you—for My power is made perfect in your weakness!' " 2
Many prayers which seem to be unanswered—are really answered. The blessing
comes—but in a form we do not recognize. Instead of the
very thing we sought—something better is given!
The burden is not lifted away—but we are sustained beneath
We are not spared the suffering—but in the suffering we are
brought nearer to God, and receive more of His grace.
The sorrow is not taken away—but is changed to joy.
Our ignorant prayers are taken into the hands of the great
Intercessor, and are answered in ways far wiser than our thought!
Instead of earthly trifles—heavenly riches!
Instead of things which our poor wisdom sought—things God's infinite
wisdom chose for us!
Instead of pleasure for a day—gain for eternity!