I asked God to take away my pain. God said “No.” It is not for me to take away, but 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 is 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 ask 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 ask God to help me love others, as much as he loves me. God said “Ahhh, finally you have the idea.”