"And God Said No"

I asked God to take away my pride,

And God Said, "No."

He said, "It is not for Me to take away,

But for you 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 byproduct of tribulation,

It isn't granted, it's earned."

I asked God to give me happiness,

And God said, "No."

He said, "I give blessings,

Happiness is up to you."

I asked God to spare me pain,

And God said, "No."

He said. "Pain tells Me what to heal,

And brings You closer to Me."

I asked God to make my spirit grow.

And God said, "No."

He said,  "You must learn how to grow,

And I will prune you to make you fruitful when you ask."

I asked God to help me love others,

As much as He loves me,

And God said,

"Ah finally,

You have the idea."

by

Anon and Revised by Anon

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