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God Said No…


I asked God to take away my habit. 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.


His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No.


Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.


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 God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No.

I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

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

God said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea........