I came across this passage on the internet that gave me comfort. Not sure who wrote it or if it's even in the Bible, but I like what it says. So I wanted to share it with others in case they needed a little lift...
I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No.
Patience is a byproduct 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 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 in 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 God loves me. God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.
Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead tell your storm how big your GOD is.