When God says no

Yes it snowed. Yes it snowed in my yard too.

I had prayed asked God to hold off on the snow until I got my leaves raked and bagged.

God said no.

What do we do when our prayer isn’t answered or we get a no? Does the almighty God have our trust? Can he say no to us and we still believe in him? If he were a genie he would be a bad genie but if he is our Father God and he is a good father (and he is) Good father’s say no when it’s appropriate, even if it’s unpopular.

I am okay with God’s snow. I trust him in this. Do I trust other no’s that I getting Him? Sometimes it makes me angry, sometimes I feel hurt but I’m learning to trust that he knows best.

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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord , “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Jeremiah 29:11-14

My Father God has a plan for me. Sometimes what I want for myself is either not fitting the plan or not good for me at that time. I am learning to trust God’s plan for me. I can still ask and he will answer, sometimes it’s no, sometimes it’s wait, and sometimes it’s yes.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?