God Said No

I asked God to take away my habit.

God said “No, it is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.” 

 

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.

  God said “No, their spirit is whole, his body is only temporary”.

 

I asked God to grant me patience.

God said “No, patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn’t granted, it is learned.”

 

I asked God to give me happiness.

God said “No, I give you blessings; happiness is up to you.”  

 

 

I asked God to spare me pain.

 God said “No, suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

 

I asked God to make my spirit grow.

 God said “No, you must grow on your own but I will prune you to make you fruitful.”

 

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.

 God said “No, I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.”  

 

I asked God to help me LOVE others as much as he loves me.  God said … “Ahhh, finally you have the idea.” 

 

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