Monday, October 3, 2011

Just What I Needed To Hear

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 it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole, and God said, “No.”
He said his spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience, and God said, “No.”
He said that patience is a by-product of tribulation. It isn’t granted,
it is earned.
I asked God to give me happiness, and God said, “No.”
He said He gives 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 will prune me to make me fruitful.
I asked God to help me love others, as much as He loves me.
And God said, “Ah, finally you have the idea.”
I asked for Strength. . .
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom. . .
and God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for Courage. . .
and God gave me danger to overcome.
I asked for Love. . .
and God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors. . .
and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.
My prayers have been answered.

--Author Unknown

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