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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 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 blessings, happiness is up to me.

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, but I will give you sufficient grace for your suffering.

I asked God to make my spirit grow, and He said “NO.”
He said I must grow on my own, but He will prune me to make me fruitful.

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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