One day when I get to heaven, God may show me how many times He kept me from suffering because of what I thought I had to have to be happy. There are no telling how many times God said no… and I thought He was being mean but in reality would have been tremendoulsy destructive OR less that what I did receive. I am learning (I’m still not there yet) that God knows much better than I ever will what is good for me.
I thought I KNEW who I wanted to spend my life with… three times… and God said no three times. Then when I wasn’t looking or expecting it, I met the greatest lady imaginable named Pam Britton. She was the one God had picked out for me who would be the best encourager, friend, and support in my life. God… thank you for saying “No” to those first three prayers!
I have no idea how many other times through the years God directed… guided… and moved in my life and in those around me to bring about His will that is exactly what I needed. I have no idea how many times God did some things and prevent others that have resulted in me maturing in my faith that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.
Lesson: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).
Are you frustrated with a life situation? Is there something you want but it just never seems to happen? I would like to suggest that maybe… just maybe… God is protecting you from your own ignorance. It might be… no, IT IS God doing what is best for you that you aren’t able to comprehend. Trust Him… be patient… and wait!
“In prayer God gives us what we would have asked for if we knew everything He knows.”