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By Charles Wagner, founder of Gramazin,
72Stories, Gramazin Prayers for the World


#85 - I Didn't Get What I Wanted
Volume 1 - Prayers to Love God

Dear Father, I wanted it so much. It consumed my thoughts every hour of every day. I prayed about it. It seemed right to me. It seemed logical. It made sense. I planned for it. I worked hard to make it happen. However, in the end, it didn't work out for me. A person or a group of people turned me down. They chose someone else. They went in a different direction. All my effort achieved nothing. I feel rejected and dejected. Father, why? Why did You allow this to happen? What I wanted was a good thing. Father, I know there are several explanations for this. First, I don't completely understand my own heart. I don't completely understand my own desires. Despite how innocent they appeared to me, I was still desiring something in my rebellion. What I wanted in some way served my being my own god. Or, it somehow served my worshipping other gods. You could not approve of it. Second, You want to teach me lessons of perseverance. Maybe the thing I wanted was a good thing in Your mind. However, right now, today, my persevering through another disappointment is what is best for my character. Third, You have something better prepared for me. There's something You have planned, something You are working on, that is far better than what I wanted in this situation. For whatever the reason I am disappointed, You are in control and this disappointment is somehow good for me. Thank You. May I trust You that You have reasons when things don't work out the way I want them to. Amen.

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