“If the request is wrong, God says, No. If the timing is wrong, God says, Slow. If you are wrong, God says, Grow. But if the request is right, the timing is right and you are right, God says, Go!” ―Bill Hybels

When God doesn’t give you the answer you want…will you still trust him?

My first instinct is to say yes, but I don’t know if that’s always an honest answer. 😢😢

It’s always easy to just say yes.  Yes is just a word.

Putting action behind that yes, trusting his “No”, and believing he knows what’s best…that’s a different story.

I am the one living this life and I know what’s best for me. I have to go through these emotions and those feelings when he says “No” or doesn’t give me the answer I want.  I mean he did say ask and I would receive. So why when I ask does he sometimes not give me what I want.

Let’s not act as if we haven’t all at some point felt this way. I can remember praying and praying for my prayers to be answered, and when God sent the answer it wasn’t what I expected.

In other words God said No.

Looking back, I see now that I needed that No, but at the time that No hurt.  I prayed for something because it was what I wanted or thought I needed.  When I didn’t get what I prayed for, I was angry, sad, let down.  The emotions that came with that No, they hurt. I didn’t feel good about the No at the time, I wanted the answer I wanted and nothing else.

BUT…

I’m so glad that God’s “No” is grace and mercy. His No is for my good.  When he says No, it’s because he knows the plan he has for me. Plans to make me prosperous! The No hurts but I’m so glad my God doesn’t care about my temporary feelings, he is more concerned with my permanent PEACE, JOY AND HAPPINESS!

If I remember this, when he says No, then I know his no isn’t meant to hurt me, but because he has something better for me.  Remembering this makes my YES that much easier to put action behind.  It still hurts, but the pain isn’t as sharp.

🙂

Published by BrwnSknSwty

Traveling through words on a road called life, reading the map backwards, and still finding my purpose :-) <3 Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @brwnsknswty

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