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Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
-John 11:25-26


When God say's No
 

I asked God to take away my pride.
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".
Her spirit is whole, her 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 earned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said "No".
I give you blessings, happiness is how you choose to receive them.

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 for all things that I might enjoy life.
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've discovered what is really important.
 
             -Anonymous