When my husband left me with a newborn baby, I didn’t understand. When my divorce was final three weeks shy of our one-year anniversary, I didn’t understand. When my health was failing, I didn’t understand. When my ex-husband was arrested, I didn’t understand.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.” Is. 55:8
In those painful situations, I could not figure out why every time I prayed and asked God for something, that seemed good in my mind, He kept saying no. Wouldn’t He want my marriage fixed? My health restored? My child’s dad to be part of her life?
I began to see that a “no” from God was actually the best answer.
He saw a bigger picture in each situation. His “no” stopped horrible abuse. His “no” grew my faith in Him. His “no” spared our lives.
I don’t know the reason for the “no” in your life, but God does. And when none of it makes any sense, we can boldly say, “I don’t understand or see the reason for _______ (fill in your hard), but I trust You because I know You see the bigger picture. You are a good Father. You see me and feel this pain. I am not alone.”
God is ever faithful, ever loving and He will never leave you or forsake you. That, I do understand.