Lord, often the things I want
are right in front of me
waiting for that moment
when I recognize you for who you are.
Maybe it isn't in the asking at all
but in the perspective.
Why do I ask my Provider
Isn't that just who you are?
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
I ask, not to move your hand
or reveal my needs to you,
but to make myself aware of my own heart.
And maybe your answers aren't in the granting,
but in the removing of the barriers that blind me.
In that moment when I finally see
how you have been providing for me all along,
I know beyond any asking that
the steadfast love of the Lord endures forever.