"So, God, if You really loved me you would do this..."
I think of one of my children saying such silly things to me and I laugh. It's not so funny when you're on the other end. I hope God finds some humor in it when I bring such silliness to Him. I am so thankful for His unending grace and forgiveness.
Why do I think that He needs to PROVE His love for me? He already did that on the cross. Prayer is not a fast-food window to God. Our prayer requests and concerns are not orders to be filled. Alas, I am a broken crazy person, just like all of you broken crazy people.
I am grateful to God for His patience as I continue to be refined in His image.