And God Said No

I asked God to take away my pride, and God said “NO”. He said it was not for Him to take away, but for me 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 that patience is a by-product of tribulation, it isn’t granted, it’s earned. I asked God to give me happiness, and God said “NO”. He said He gives blessings, happiness is up to me.

I asked God to spare me pain, and God said “NO”. He said suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
and brings you closer to me. I asked God to make my spirit grow, and He said “NO”.
He said I must grow on my own, but He will prune me to make me fruitful.

I asked God to help me love others as much as He loves me,
And God said, “Ah, finally you have the idea”!

Author: Claudia Minden Weisz

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