There have been only a few times in my life when I cried out to God in tears. These were desperate and heart-wrenching moments that I never hope to experience again. I can say, however, that in each of these situations God did answer my prayers quickly, obviously, and helpfully. It’s almost as if the more heart-felt my prayers were the more dramatically God answered. There was never any doubt in my mind that God moved in these situations and moved on my behalf. When I remember that God is love then it’s logical that God will move to help me when I am hurting–because he loves me. I don’t always get the answer I expect or even the answer I want at the time. I always do get the best answer, the greatest result, and the most meaningful experience with God when I cry out in prayer from my heart. I have come to realize rather late in life that God’s perfect will for me, if I ask for it and submit to it, is better than anything I could ever orchestrate in my own ability or imagination.