Questions God May Be Asking Us

GOD SAID
If you never felt pain, 
then how would you know that I’m a Healer?
If you never went through difficulties, 
how would you know that I’m a Deliverer?
If you never had a trial, 
how could you call yourself an overcomer?
If you never felt sadness, 
how would you know that I’m a Comforter?
If you never made a mistake, 
how would you know that I’m forgiving?
If you knew it all, 
how would you know that I will answer your questions?
If you never were in trouble, 
how would you know that I will come to your rescue?
If you never were broken,  
how would you know that I can make you whole?
If you never had a problem, 
how would you know that I can solve them?
If you never had any suffering, 
then how would you know what Jesus went through?
If you never went through the fire, 
then how would you become pure?
If I gave you all things, 
how would you appreciate them?
If I never corrected you, 
how would you know that I love you?
If you had all power, 
then how would you learn to depend on me?
If your life was perfect, 
then what would you need Me for?

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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4 Responses to Questions God May Be Asking Us

  1. Michael stanton says:

    Wow. I needed to read this today. Feeling powerless today. This helps.

    • Amber Smith says:

      Paul,
      I especially enjoyed and needed this reading today. I’ve asked these questions often these last 16 months and God did answer my questions.

      Thank you again for your presence at Sacred Heart during our centennial celebration. I wanted you to come especially to celebrate Mass but wished you could have been with us on Friday. It was a hard decision but your homily resonated everything that needed to be said. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and always know of my appreciation for your presence in Rod’s and my life. My Catholic faith, God’s unending love, your spiritual direction, and your friendship has helped me these last months. Thank you always, my dear friend. Amber

  2. Gail Bays says:

    Wow Fr. Paul all I can say to this is “Amen!”

  3. Diane Ott says:

    Most excellent!!!

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