And God Said No

I asked God to take away my pride,

And God said, "No."

He said it was not for Him to take away,

But for me to give up.


I asked God to make my handicapped child whole,

And God said, "No."

He said her spirit is whole.

Her body is only temporary.


I asked God to grant me patience,

And God said, "No."

He said patience is a by-product of tribulation.

It isn't granted, it is earned.


I asked God to give me happiness,

And God said, "No."

He said He gives blessings,

Happiness is up to me.


I asked God to spare me pain,

And God said, "No."

He said, "Suffering draws you apart from

Worldly cares and brings you closer to Me."


I asked God to make my spirit grow,

And God said, "No."

He said I must grow on my own,

But he will prune me to make it fruitful.


I asked God if He loved me,

And God said, "Yes."

He gave me His only son, who died for me.

And I will be in Heaven someday


Because... I believe.

I asked God to help me love others

As much as He loves me,

And God said,

"Ah finally, you have the idea."

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