I asked God and This Is What I Received…

I Asked God

I asked God for strength-
I was given trials
So that I may realize
The strength that lay within me.

I asked God for forgiveness-
I was given wounds
So that I may realize
The forgiveness that lay within me.

I asked God for hope-
I was given challenges
So that I may realize
The hope that lay within me.

I asked God for passion-
I was given failures
So that I may realize
The passion that lay within me.

I asked God for union-
I was given isolation
So that I may realize
The union that lay within me.

I asked God for peace-
I was given suffering
So that I may realize
The peace that lay within me.

All these and more
I asked for
And God provided
That I may know-

The strength, passion,
peace, hope, and love
within me.

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61 thoughts on “I asked God and This Is What I Received…

  1. This takes ‘Be careful what you wish for’ to a new level. I love your acceptance that many times God doesn’t take away our circumstances but he does give us what we need to deal with them. Beautiful poem Kimberly.

  2. Reblogged this on Shackled and Crowned and commented:
    We often forget how god answers our prayers. Let this be our reminder today that everything happens for a reason, and that reason is the true outcome and answer to your prayer. God always answers our prayers, even when its not done on our terms.

  3. So unbelievably inspiring! In a world where instant gratification is almost demanded, it’s a refreshing reminder that one must scale the mountain of life to achieve authentic happiness. Thank YOU!!

  4. This was reblogged and showed up in my feed. Needless to say, it was incredibly well-timed and wonderfully worded. I’m so glad I came across this. Thank you so much for writing! It adds another candle of hope to the flickering flames that light my way back home.

    The Scribbler

  5. Reblogged this on Hunt FOR Truth on wordpress and commented:
    I love this poem. Love imparts vitality to thought and thus enables it to germinate and we shall reap then the fruit of love. The strength, passion, charity and faith, hope and love – Pistis, Elpis, and Agape… as listed in 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

  6. This reminds me of why my pastor says he encourages us not to pray for patience ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love this. I would like to repost this on my Facebook. I would give credit where it is due. I’ll put the link.
    Thanks for this. I love mirrors too.

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