Lord, let me arrange the favors I get!

You don’t know what You’re doing and I could get this job done better than You–at least it will be the way I want it! If this is your heart today–as it has been mine times without number–please do not willingly stay here. Turn to Him who alone can turn our hearts back to Himself. Whenever we want to run our lives we are intent on dismissing what is too great a mystery to be seen in a single moment, or even in a succession of single moments. We need to reach out to Him for eyes of faith; eyes that do not fail when the favors we desire don’t come because His favors have overtaken and far surpassed them in His love.