I Asked God…

I asked God to make my ill friend healthy and whole again. God said, No. Pray for his spirit to become healthy and 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 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 spirit grow. God said, No. You must grow on your own by abiding in Me, 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!

(I was not wise enough to write this, and I don’t know who did, but I think there’s a lot of truth to it!)

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