I asked God to spare me pain, and God said “No!”
He said, suffering draws you from worldly cares,
And brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole,
And God said, “No!” He said her spirit is whole,
Her body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience, and God said,
“No!” He said that 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 me blessings; happiness
Is up to me.
I asked God to take away my pride, and
God said “No!” He said it is not for Him to
Take away, but for me to give up.
I asked God to make my spirit grow, 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, 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, “Ah finally
You have the idea.”