And God said no!
by Claudia Minden Weisz

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 temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience,
And God said, "No."
He said that patience is a by-product of tribualtion.
It isn't granted, it's earned.

I asked God to give me happiness,
And God said, "No."
He said, " Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares
And brings you closer to Me."

I asked God if He loved me,
And God said,"Yes."
He gave me 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, "And now, you have the right idea."