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And God Said No

by Claudia Minden Weisz

With Scriptural References

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.

2 Chronicles 32:24-26
Matthew 18:4

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
And God said, “No”.
He said her spirit was whole,
her body was only temporary.

2 Corinthians 4:16
2 Corinthians 5:1-10

I asked God to grant me patience.
He said patience is a by-product of tribulations.
It isn’t granted, it is earned.

Romans 5:3-4
James 1:2-4

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

Matthew 6:19-34
Matthew 19:16-24

I asked God to spare me pain.
And God said, “No”.
He said suffering draws me apart from worldly cares
and brings me closer to Him.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

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.

Romans 12:3

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.
And God said, “No”.
He said He will give me life, that I may enjoy all things.

1 Kings 3:10-12
Revelation 2:7

I ask God to help me love others,
as much as he loves me.
And God said, “Ah, finally you have the idea!”

Mark 12:29-31