A young girl who had gotten into big trouble for misbehaving all day was advised by her mother to ask the Lord to help her be a good girl. Next day she came to her mother, looking downcast.

"You heard me last night when I asked God to help me be good today, didn't you?" she asked.

"Yes, dear, I did," said mother.

The girl lowered her voice and said . . .

 . . . . . "Then why do you suppose He didn't do it?"