“No” Thanks

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV

Have you ever paused to thank God for all of the times in your life when the word “No” has been His loving answer to your prayers? Sometimes it is devastating for us to see our hopes and dreams go up in smoke and vanish into thin air. Whenever God refuses our request, we can be certain that He is purposefully channeling our time and energy in another direction.

The job leading nowhere that you were never offered. The crush who was not right for you. The embarrassment that humbled you. The failure redirecting your dreams. The trial that taught you patience. The obstacle that made you wiser and more dependent upon the Lord. Thank God whenever His answer is “no.” He loves you too much to grant your every wish.