I Asked God to Take Away My Pain Poem

Poem: I asked God to take away my pain

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I asked God to take away my pain.
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.”
Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary. …

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, “No.”
Patience is a by-product of tribulations. It isn’t granted. It is earned.

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, “Ah, finally you have the idea.”

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