Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isn’t granted,
it is earned.
Give me happiness. God said, No.
I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you.
Spare me pain. God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings
you closer to me.
Make my spirit grow. God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to
make you fruitful.
Help me enjoy life. God said, No.
I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.
Help me love others, as much as he loves me.
God said … Ahhhh, finally you have the idea!