Have you ever received a hard, “no”?
You know, the kind where you had a lot riding on the answer?
Maybe it was a “no” to someone you wanted to marry. Maybe it was a “no” to a job promotion. Maybe it was a “no” to a book proposal. Or maybe it was a “no” to adding to your family.
I’ve heard it said that God always answers our prayers, but God’s answer might be “no”, “yes” or “wait, not yet”.
It’s important to remember a few things about God’s “no’s”:
- He knows what’s best and has eternal perspective.
- He cares more about what’s good for us then giving us everything we want.
- He sometimes says “no” so that we can get one step closer to “yes”.
In other words, His wisdom, care and timing can be trusted even when the “no” is painful.
When we were waiting to adopt, we received a lots of “no’s”. It was difficult to understand what God was doing. It didn’t feel like our hearts were being cared for as we grieved and wondered when our time would come.
Yet, each “no” brought us one step closer to “yes”.
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