I Asked God …

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole
God said No
His spirit is whole, his body is 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 blessings, Happiness is up to you

I asked God to spare me pain
God said No
Suffering draws you apart from wordly 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 fruitfull

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 Ahhhhh..... finnaly you have the idea.

Unknown author
Submitted  3/14/2004 11:18:23 AM