When God wants to play a practical joke on you, He grants your deepest wish. (Cynthia Heiml author, Village Voice)
It’s not a joking matter, but Heiml’s point is well-taken. Many of the things we wish for can turn out to be harmful. It’s like a mother yielding to a child’s nagging request for something she doesn’t want him to have. When she finally gives in, he might very well find out it wasn’t worth all that yelling. Mother knows best. And certainly, God does.
The Lord will work out his plans for my life. (Psalm 138:8)