When God Said No

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 it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole, but God said No.
He said her spirit is whole, her body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience, but God said, No.
He said patience is a by-product of tribulation; it isn’t granted, it’s earned.

I asked God to give me happiness, but God said, No.
He said He gives me blessings; happiness is up to me.

I asked God to spare my pain, but God said No.
He said suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and  brings me closer to Him.

I asked God to make my spirit grow, but God said No.
He said I must grow on my own, but He will prune me to make me more fruitful.

I asked God if He loves me and He said, “Yes!!!”
He said He gave his only Son who died on the cross for me and I will be in Heaven with Him someday because I believe.

I  asked God to help me love others as much as He loves me.
And God said, “Ahhhh, finally, you’re catching on. You have the idea.”

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About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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10 Responses to When God Said No

  1. taris19 says:

    Thank you as well. God bless you too! 🙂

  2. ptl2010 says:

    When He says No can we say Yes?

  3. Steven Sawyer says:

    Thank you, Taris, and God bless your poetry.

  4. Carrie Leigh says:

    I love this!!! We sometimes forget that God gives us so much by saying “no” to us. He doesn’t give us what we want. He gives us what we need.

    • Steven Sawyer says:

      And we often don’t realize that the No’s God gives us are really for our good. Thanks for sharing, Carrie Leigh. God bless. And thanks for stopping by For His Glory..

  5. taris19 says:

    Amen! I love the message behind it. ! 🙂

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