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I Asked God

Author Unknown

I asked God to take away my pain. God said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said No. Her spirit is whole, her body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations, it isn't granted, it is earned.

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 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....Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!