Dear Lord,

I look to You for certainty, security and comfort. And You challenge me. I ask You to take care of my every wish. And again You challenge me. I pray for You to fix things so they are the way I want. And still again You challenge me.

Help me see these challenges for what they really are – You working in my life. Understand them for what they do – You giving me everything I really need. And embrace them for what they result in – You molding me into the person You have created me to be.

I long to experience Your challenges in all the ways they come. Not just with my head, but my heart. Not just reluctantly, but excitedly. And not just because I’m supposed to, but because I long to.

But most of all, I want You to know how grateful I am that You have given me the gift of Your challenges.

Thank You!

Amen.