I asked God to take away all my trials and God said no.
The trials you face on Earth will make you stronger and will help you learn more about the gifts that I have given you. Although I will not take away your trials, I promise that I will always be with you to help you to overcome your trials if you ask me.
I asked God for wealth and God said no.
The gold and silver that you gain here do not compare to the salvation that you can earn through my Son.
I asked God to teach me about Him and God said no.
I have sent you prophets, the Holy Ghost, and even My Son to teach you. Go and learn about Me from them.
I asked God to heal my only child and God said no.
I know your pain for I sacrificed My Son for you, but even as I had a plan for My Son, so have I for yours.
I asked God if He loved me and God said yes.
That is why I let My Son die for you, that is why I have been sending prophets to you, and that is why I will never leave you.
I asked God to help me love others as much as He loves me and God said ...
Ah, you’ve finally got the right idea.
- Author Unknown; via the Lake Hills Letter, weekly bulletin of the Lake Hills church of Christ in Chattanooga, TN. Shane Robinson preaches for the congregation, and he may be contacted through their website at http://www.lakehillschurchofchrist.org/