We prayed for healing and wholeness,
and God said, “No, I have another plan”.

We cried out to remove this pain,
and God said, “No, I will help you bear it.”

We prayed that he would remain a while longer,
and God said, “No, trust me.”

We cried out for strength to bear our burdens,
and God said, “I am your strength and shield.”

We prayed for peace,
and God said, “My peace I give you.”

We cried out with praise for our great God and Savior,
and God said, “Come, I will give you rest.”

by Susan Bunts 8/20/05