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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

I asked God to take away my pride, And God said, “No.” He said it was not for Him to take it away, But for me to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole, And God said, “No.” He said her spirit already is, While her 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 is earned.

I asked God to give me happiness, And God said, “No.” He said “I give blessings; Happiness is up to you.”

I asked God to spare me pain, And God said, “No.” He said, “Suffering draws you apart from Worldly cares and brings you closer to Me.”

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 me His only Son, who died for me. And I will be in heaven someday.

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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