The Difference

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.

Problems 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 see joy and beauty.
But the day toiled on gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn't show me
He said, "But you didn't seek."

I tried to come into God's presence; 
I tried every key in the lock.
God gently and lovingly chided, 
"My child, you didn't knock."

I woke up early this morning,
And paused before starting the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray.