When God says ‘No’

I love it when my grandkids come to visit my husband and I. Life really can’t get any better than when your home is filled with exciting cousins – all calling you “Grandma/ Mama”… #priceless #alittlebitofheaven #healingtothesoul #tirednesstothemind (LOL) #theygohometotheirparents (Yeah)

My youngest grandchild is 16 months old, and life gets super busy when she’s around. She’s eager to sample food from off my plate, and I’m eager to add a variety to her diet. But…I must remember that not all foods are safe for her at this age.

One of those foods is popcorn. One evening we sat around having popcorn, and yes, my cute little angel decided that she wanted to share our popcorn. 

My warning bells went off loudly in my head that this will NOT be a safe food for her to have. And of course, she was not a happy camper as I quickly switched the popcorn for cookies. 

The truth is, popcorn is great and we occasionally enjoy having popcorn …. but for my 16 month old toddler – it will be considered an unsafe food as it can become a choking hazard. My love and safety for her made my warning bells go off with a firm “NO”. 

Switching thoughts now:

How do we feel when God gives us a “NO” when we want a “YES”? 

The Bible says, 

If your little boy asks for a serving of fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? 

If your little girl asks for an egg, do you trick her with a spider? 

As imperfect as we are, we will not even consider the above —we love our children way too much. 

Therefore, it’s important to daily remind ourselves that our Heavenly Father knows everything we stand in need of even before we ask Him. 

It is with confidence we choose to wait on God. It’s call TRUST. Trust is the FIRM belief in the ability of God. It’s believing that God loves us so much that He only wants the best for us. And whatever His answer is – We must be willing to accept it. 

Let’s grab a hold of this thought — If God says “No” ….He will always give us something better. It may not look like that now … but with hindsight – we will appreciate His doings. 

Let’s stop expecting God to answer our prayers in the way we want Him to. 

We are children in God’s sight. 

If we know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will our Heavenly Father give us good gifts when we ask. 

It’s not even a great idea to place a time limit on God when we pray. Nothing we do will make God rush His timing. Wait on the Lord, and again I say, WAIT!

When we allow God to do His work … we are guaranteed that He will amaze us each and every time.

GO ….


9 thoughts on “When God says ‘No’

    1. We have proven over and over again that He hears every time we have prayed. We may not enjoy the silence while waiting but we are confident that everything will be just fine.

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  1. So glad I tuned in to read your blogs. I always feel inspired.
    You are indeed God’s Angel. You grab his pen and allow your fingers to flow with the message He wants us to hear.. To God be the Glory.
    Stay Blessed.

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