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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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Pain

 

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Pain is the reaction of the body, and as long as you have the body,

some pain is inevitable.

Suffering is the contraction of the mind, and unlike pain, is optional.

Don’t add suffering to pain,

– – – relax your mind and the suffering will pass.

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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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