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This is Beautiful

I asked God to take away my pain. God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No.
Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience God said, No. 
Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is earned.

I asked God to give me happiness.  God said, No.
I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.

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 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 for all things that I might enjoy life.  God said, No.

I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.