One theologen said that God doesn’t answer prayers – He answers desperate prayers. Desperation is not usually a quality anyone seeks. Webster defines desperate as: reckless or dangerous because of despair, hopelessness or urgency.” Who wants to be despairing or hopeless? Who wants to have a need so great that it falls into the category of “urgent?” No one! But if our theologen friend is correct, we must get to that place in order to get the answers we seek from God. And maybe friend, Webster, had something like that in mind when a second definition of desperate is “making a final, ultimate effort . . . giving all.” Whether we heed theologen or wordsmith, God turns our urgent cries into pathways to Him.