Poetry

I Asked God

 I Asked God

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 was whole, her body was only
temporary.

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!



contributed by Mike Austin