Quote about Prayer by C.S. Lewis: "I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It does not change God, it changes me.
This made me wonder if I've been tested deeply? Probably not yet, so far my faith hasn't cost me much in my life. But I hope I can be rooted so much in Christ that when trials do come I can find peace and joy in them.
The Lord is our refuge and our strength. When one calls on the Lord, He always answers. We just don't like His answer. There is always a reason God says 'no'. God always has something better for our future.