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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 32:26|
|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
|I asked God to grant me patience. And God said No.|
He said patience is a by-product of tribulations. It isnt granted, it is earned.
|I asked God to give me happiness. And God said No.|
He said He gives me blessings, happiness is up to me.
|Matthew 6:21 & 30-34|
|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 1:1-7|
|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.
|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 3:14|
|I ask God to help me love others, as much as he loves me.|
And God said Ah, finally you have the idea!
(Scriptural references by Robert Harrison, former Deputy Principal, Gosford Christian School, NSW, Australia, and ACL Editor Graham Pockett)
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[Paul said] I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 NIV
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