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Understanding Why God Must Say "NO!" Sometimes


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PURPOSE


The purpose of this very brief document is to help us understand why it seems that God is always saying "No!".

It only "seems" since He says "Yes!" more often than we give Him credit for but, since we always want everything our way - regardless of our claims to be deferring to His Will - it seems that He is always saying no.

We have no idea who is the author of this text but it really does not matter - the "Truth" is the "Truth" and the authorship of "Truth" can always be traced back to God.

Let us rejoice that there is someOne Who loves us so much Who prefers to be misunderstood than to steer us in the wrong direction.

DETAILS

I asked God to take away my habit.
And 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.

And God said: "No!" 

His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.


I asked God to grant me patience.


And God said: "No!" 

Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.


I asked God to give me happiness.


And God said: "No!"

I give you blessings; Happiness depends on how you use My Blessings.


I asked God to spare me pain.

And God said: "No!" 

Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to Me.


I asked God to make my spirit grow.

And 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.

And God said: "No!"

I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.


I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.

God said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.


THIS DAY - AS EVERY DAY - IS YOURS,  DON'T THROW IT AWAY!



CONCLUSION

Shouldn't we be as grateful to Him when He says "No!" as when He says "Yes!"?

We certainly think so!


Published on July 5th, 2013 - Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary

Copyright 2013 by The M+G+R Foundation. All rights reserved.

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