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I Asked God...

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 special needs 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 spare me pain.
God said, "No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me."

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."

- Author Unknown