Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.
God tells us in His word multiple times to trust Him. Of course we all say we will trust God, because we know when we trust Him, seek Him, and delight ourselves wholeheartedly in Him, He will give us our desires. We then will start having extreme confidence because we know since we are on the right path, doing all that we should, when we pray, we believe whatever it is that is in our prayers will be answered within our expectations. However, in case you did not know, sometimes God says “no”. It does not mean He does not love us. It actually shows how much He loves us; enough to keep us away from damaging ourselves even more than we already have.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you…
See He knows you inside and out. He is familiar with all of your ways. He knows the things you are ready for. It may be not be the time or season for what you are currently praying for. He knows that if He was to give you that job you have been praying for right now, it may distract you from fulfilling His purpose for you. That job may create stress, that can turn you to idolize things over Him. Oh and He knows you like that new person in your life, but He knows that if He makes it to where you two get close right now, that it may not end well because you still need a little more spiritual maturing and wisdom with relationships. He knows these things.
Psalm 139:1-4 “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely.”
The real reason we are here is because we have a purpose, and God wants you to complete the works He has for you. He will fulfill His purpose for you.
Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me…
Even if that means by not giving you everything you ask for so it does not interfere with your blessings. Did you hear me, God wants to give you His blessings, and He wants to make sure you stay on the right path. Sometimes we have to trust God and know that what He has for us is for us.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
We try to manipulate and control everything and we think that because we are worshiping and doing good, then EVERYTHING we ask for (job, spouse, material things, even opportunities) then it will be ours. Wrong! Plus that is not how God works.
James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
God may say no right now, but you better trust and believe it is for your own good.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
So if there is something you have been praying about lately or even years, maybe just maybe you have already received your answer. As the good saying go, God’s no simply means He has something better. If anything you should thank Him for saving you from the unnecessary. Trust in The Lord and lean not on your own understanding!
Now that you know that God does not always answer with what we want, will you trust His “no’s”?
Remember He knows what’s best for you and sometimes it’s not what you’ve been praying for.
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