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I asked God to take away my pain. God said, “No.” It is for me to take away but for you to give up.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, “No.” Patience is a by-product of tribulation. It isn’t granted, it is earned.

I asked God to spare me from pain. God said, “no.” Suffering draw 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 the 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… Ahh… Finally you have the idea.

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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 the body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience and God said, ‘No’.
He said 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 His blessings. Happiness is up to me.

I asked God to spare me from pain and God said, ‘No’.
He said sufferings draw me apart from worldly cares and bring me closer to Him.

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 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!’

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Comfort on difficult days

smiles when sadness intrudes

rainbows to follow the clouds

laughter to kiss your lips

sunsets to warm your heart

hugs when spirits sag

beauty for your eyes to see

friendships to brighten your being

faith so that you can believe

confidence for when you doubt

courage to know yourself

patience to accept the truth

Love to complete your life.


– Author Unknown

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O God, early in the morning I cry to you.

Help me to pray

And to concentrate my thoughts on you

I cannot do this alone.

In me there is darkness,

But with you there is light

I am lonely, but you do not leave me

I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help

I am restless, but with you there is peace.

In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience

I do not understand your ways,

But you know the way for me…

Restore me to liberty,

And enable me to live now

That I may answer before you and before me.

Lord, whatever this day may bring,

Your name be praised.

 

Amen

 

 

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