There are so many things we have wanted that we didn’t get. Things that we prayed for many times a day. Things that we were sure were the very best things for us. God said, “no.”
Sometimes, we were confused. Sometimes, we were frustrated. We were disappointed. We just knew that what we asked for was right and good and best. We KNEW.
Slowly, we began to look back and see… maybe our plans weren’t exactly the best thing. Maybe God had a better plan than we had. If He had just given us everything we had asked for, we would have missed out on so much.
If everything had been easy, we wouldn’t have grown.
If everything had been what we were familiar with, we wouldn’t have learned.
If everything had gone the way we were comfortable with, we wouldn’t have had to trust God.
Looking back, now, we can see how much God blessed us by telling us, “no.” Sometimes, it was, “no, for now” and sometimes is was just, “no, I have something better for you.”
We’re learning to be thankful when we hear, “no.” We’re learning to trust that He knows better than we do and that, sometimes, “no” is the biggest blessing He gives.