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What God Gives.....

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 patience is a by-product of tribulations. It isn't granted, it is earned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
And God said "No." He said he gives me 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 God said "No." He said I must grow on my own. But he would prune me to make me fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life.
And God said "No." He said I will give you life, that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me......

And God said, Ah, finally you have the idea. Amen!!!

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