"To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen" -
I got this from Christian Stories, a wonderful site full of stories and testimonies and revelations of God and His Word from thousands of Believers all over the World.
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 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 for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.
I ask God to help me LOVE others, as much as he loves me. God said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.
It reminds me of a quote on the wall of my church - "Thank you, Father, that your answers are always wiser than my prayers" It is indeed something worthy of thanking our God for.
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