God said NO

2/23/2010 06:50:00 AM Posted by Jesus Day Gifts

This poem was shared to me and I was so touched by it, I had to share it further. I question at times why God allows us to suffer, feel pain, have hardships etc.....  I feel this answers those questions. 


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