Monday, November 16, 2009

I asked God

From Painting My Life Blog

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 make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole,
his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No.
Patience is a by-product of tribulations;
it isn’t granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings.
Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings
you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No.
You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God 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.

The writer is anonymous, this was not written by me. However, it is saturated with the truth. We often keep asking God for more, but everything is a blessing. When we are unawakened, we are blind to the limitless miracles all around us.


  1. Beautiful.

    But in Sikh religion, biggest gift one can ask for is Naam(harinam-praise, or gratitude for gifts God has given us and is giving us).

    Ask and Ye shall receive.

  2. Wow. It's been WEEKS since this blog was last updated.
    Anyway, this is pretty good. what is the url of the painting my life blog?

  3. Hey guys
    Thanks for making efforts to spread the word of God through your blog.
    I heard from friend this Sunday, 20th Dec, a person spoke from stage of Guru Nanak Darbar Society, Prince George, to have 1/3 of the committee members from local youth. I think it is time for local youth to help out and PGSYS may be helpful to the society.

  4. painting my life: