God said, No.

I asked God to take away my habit.
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. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.  

I asked God to grant me patience.  
God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct of tribulations;   it isn't granted, it is learned.

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 God for all things that I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me  LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God  said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.   

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