I am sorry, I do not have an attirbution for this, I saved it some time ago but read it today and thought it might be worthwhile to share with you today, may it be an encouragement to all who may be being tossed about by life's storms.
I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, "No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations
It is not granted, it is earned".
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 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 get the idea".
Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead tell your storm how big your GOD is.