Food for Thought

by Denise

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, her spirit is already whole. Her body is only temporary.” 
I asked God to grant me patience, and God said no. He said that patience is the byproduct of tribulation. It isn’t granted; it’s earned. 
I asked God to give me happiness; God said no. He said he gives blessings; happiness is up to me. 
I asked God to spare me pain, and God said no. He said I must grow on my own, but he will prune me in order to make me fruitful. 
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 some day because I believe. 
I asked God to help me love others as much as he loves me, and God said, “Ahhh, finally! Now you have the idea.”

-Vic Pentz

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