God said "no"

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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.
     
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    That pretty much sums it up.
     
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    :remembering with all my heart that God does say "no," even when we most want him to say "yes":

    Beautiful post, dillo.
     
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    I asked God to relieve my physical pain...guess i'm on his good list...still suffer the pain...but can now deal with it! someday it will be gone!
     
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    Very freeing when we can place our troubles in his will. I actually feel lighter and my shoulders are higher :)
     
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    [garthbrooks=on]

    "...some of God's greatest gifts are all to often unanswered prayers..."

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    Good album
     

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