I asked God for strength, that I might achieve – I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly obey.
I asked God for help that I might do greater things – I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy – I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I got nothing I asked for – but everything I had hoped for. Despite myself, my prayers were answered. I am, among all men, most richly blessed.