I Asked God


I asked God to take away my pain.

God said, NO.

It is not for me to take away,

but for you to give it up.


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 ask God to help me LOVE others,

as much as He loves me.

God said...Ahhhh, finally you

have the idea.


I'm Free