For Those Who Have Suffered

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
April 2, 2007

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 I asked for–but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I, among all men, am most richly blessed!

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  1. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    This came at the perfect time. After the day of stupidity I’ve had, I needed this post. I guess I should never have asked for brains because I got stupid. ah, this too shall pass.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. this was beautiful and most appreciated. We always feel as if we know what we want, yet we have no idea what we need.

    Liked by 1 person

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