I got up early one morning,
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish,
That I didn’t have time to pray.
Troubles just tumbled about me,
And heavier came each task;
“Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered.
He answered, “You didn’t ask.”
I wanted to come into God’s presence,
I tried all my keys in the lock;
God gently and lovingly chided,
“My child, you didn’t knock.”
I wanted to see joy and beauty,
But the day toiled on gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn’t show me.
He said, “You did not seek.”
I woke up early this morning,
And paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray.
This very popular yet uncredited old poem is a favorite reminder of mine. May it inspire and bring you joy.