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.

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