I asked God for strength
And He gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked God for wisdom
And He gave me problems to solve
I asked God for prosperity
And He gave me the ability to work
I asked for courage
And He gave me danger to overcome
I asked God for love
And He gave me people who were hurting
I asked God for favors
And He gave me opportunities
I received “nothing” I asked BUT… I received “everything I needed!
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;”
James 1:5-7 (ESV)