God hears our prayers

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small,
uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and
every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed
forthcoming.   Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of
driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few
possessions.    One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his
little hut in flames, and soon there was nothing left. The worst had
happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief,
grief, and anger. "God, how could you do this to me?" he cried.
Early the next day he was awakened by the sound of a ship
approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know
I was here?"   asked the weary man of his rescuers.   "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.
It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we   shouldn't lose heart, because God  
is at work in our lives, even in  the midst of pain, and suffering. Remember this the next time your  
"hut" seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke
signal that summons the grace of God.
You May Want To Consider Passing This On, because "You Never Know
Who Feels Like Their Hut Is On Fire Today"