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 make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No. Her spirit is whole and her body is only
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.
If you love God, send this to ten people and back to
the person that sent it.