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 up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole, and God said, No.
He said her spirit is whole, her 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’s 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 more fruitful.
I asked God if He loved me, and God said, YES!!
He gave His only Son who died for me, and I will be in Heaven someday because I believe.
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 Prosperity…
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
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 Prayer has been answered