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God Said No!

by Edited by Joyce Broyles

I asked God to take away my pride, but God said "No." He said it was not for Him to take away, but for me to give it up.

I asked God to make mv disabled child whole, and God said "No." He said her spirit is whole, and her body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience, and God said, "No." He said pa­ tience is a by-product of tribulation. It isn't granted, it's earned.

I asked God give me happiness, and God said, "No." He said He gives blessings, but happiness is up to me.

I asked God to spare me pain, and God said "No" He said suffer­ing draws me away from worldly cares and brings me closer to Him.

I asked God to make my spirit grow, and God said, "No." He said I must grow on my own, but He would prune me to heIp me be more fruitful.

I asked God if He loved me, and God said, "Yes, I gave my Son for you. He died on a cross for you"

Then I asked God to help me love others as much as He loved me, and God said, "Ah, finally, you have the idea."

--edited by Joyce Broyles from an anonymous poem

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

2 corinthians 1:3-4