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When God says, No!

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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 patience is a by-product of tribulation.
It isn’t granted, it is learned.

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.”

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 it fruitful.

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

I asked God if He loved me,
And God said, “Yes.”
He gave me His only son, who died for me.
And I will be in Heaven someday
because… I believe.

I asked God to help me love others
As much as He loves me,
And God said,
“Ah finally, you have the idea.”

-By Claudia Minden Welsz

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50 Comments

  1. Rekha Sahay says:

    Very beautiful poetry. I loved these lines –
    He said her spirit is whole.
    Her body is only temporary !!!!!

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  2. Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  3. chaos-xd says:

    Wow! This was very soothingly beautiful.. you’ve worded this on point! 👌

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  4. Jeni G.J says:

    Wonderful. You brought the entire meaning of life in one poem.👍

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This is beautiful! I love it, thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. “He said He gives blessings,
    Happiness is up to me.”

    Oh my. That’s good.

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  7. Miriam says:

    Love your words here, they’re beautifully written. Thanks for the follow David.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Such a beautiful poem! Indeed, if only we can try to find the deeper meaning of things, find the positive thought behind each ordeal, it can be much easier. We can only pray for wisdom to discern His Will.

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  9. rothpoetry says:

    A great poem of truth and hope!
    Dwight

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  10. macalder02 says:

    When it comes to God, it’s all about bowing. You make an excellent work of your poem.

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  11. vishal4u says:

    Phenomenal, Stunned and will remember it forever and will go through it every time when I am down.
    👌👌😱😱

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  12. Shivee❤ says:

    This was so beautiful. Everything given to us not given to us, taken away from us are all due to some reason.Great poem!👏👏👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Wow. That is one of the most beautiful pieces of writing, and knowledge, I have ever been presented with. Thank you so much for sharing this. It has made my day a much, much better day.

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  14. Lovely words penned down David.
    Loved this poem. 🐼

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  15. So many wonderful lines in this poem, like “suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to Me,” and “I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.” There is a lot of truth in these lines; thanks for sharing them!

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  16. God's Blog says:

    Greetings and Blessings to you! 🙂 God help us all to love!

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  18. Deeply profound and beautiful.

    Tamara

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  19. Tausha C. says:

    I love everything about this!! And one thing I have definitely learned is not to pray for patience because instead of giving you patience, God is going to put us in situations that will cause us to develop patience. What a great read, thank you for sharing!

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  20. Such an awesome and beautiful post! Thank you for sharing…

    Liked by 1 person

  21. khariespearl says:

    Ahhhh… This is so beautiful.. Love it!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Lovely Poetry !! beautifully crafted !!!! very happy to read 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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