Picture this…a child is outside in the front yard playing with a basketball and it rolls out into the street. The child begins chasing after the ball when the father runs after him and grabs his arm to pull him back. The father knows better than to let his child run out into the street where he could get hurt…it’s dangerous!!! The child doesn’t understand because he has a different perspective than the father. His perspective is that he wants to get his basketball. His father’s perspective is that if his son runs out into the street he could get hit by a car. Sometimes in our lives things turnout differently than we planed or we never receive the thing that we have been praying for. When the answer is “No” it is not because God wants to withhold any good, it’s only because he loves us and knows what is best for us. Even if we don’t understand, we must trust in him that he knows what is best for us. Even though we are adults we are still his children. Just like our earthly fathers know best, our father in heaven knows what’s best for us!!
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
In my words: “Trust the Lord completely without having any doubt; don’t go by what man’s mind can understand for we cannot understand God’s ways. In every course of action and sequence of events recognize His authority and he will point out your steps to take.”
There have been times in my life when God told me no to some things that I desperately wanted. It wasn’t until years later that I understood why he said no to me and boy was I ever so grateful. I was holding onto disaster and didn’t even know it.
Imagine holding in one hand a gasoline can full of gasoline and in the other you are holding a match. You are holding DISASTER in your hands! God sees what will harm you when we see something that we want. It is hard sometimes because we don’t see what he sees, all we can see is something good, but he sees every detail that we can’t.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
In my words: “I know what your future holds because I have designed it, I see the end which is good for I only want good things for you in the time that is yet to come.”
God desires for us to have abundant life!!! He wants us to be happy and have a successful future!!!
What if the thing that you are asking God for will only bring disaster in your life? He is able to see that, but we cannot. Have you been kicking, screaming and rolling around in the floor throwing a fit over something that he won’t give you? What if that very thing that you are holding onto is nothing but disaster? Our perspective is something that we want and we see no harm, but God sees something completely different.
Our God is a good and loving God that only wants the BEST for us! Nothing less! If he says no…trust Him because there must be something that he sees that you don’t.