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When The Answer Is No


No! The word no is a negative, used to express disagreement, denial, or refusal, as in response to a question or request. What does that word mean to you? How does it make you feel? Do you feel rejected when you here the response No? No is not always a bad thing. What about when God says no? God is our Father, and when God says no, its a good thing.

When God Says No

When God answers no to a prayer request, it may be due to sin in the life of the person making the request. Other reasons that God may deny a request may stem from what it is being requesting. Is the request for Gods Grace, Mercy, and Strength, or to ask God to use someone else to do His will instead of you? Whichever, God knows what to provide for His children. He is the one that gets the Glory from our lives.

When God blesses us, we are to magnify His name. When God tells us to let our lights shine, it is not to magnify ourselves. Jesus said, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Mathew 5:16). Our prayers are to be of things that will Glorify God. If we are disobedient, or if the request is not in the will of God for us, God's answer will be no.

No Is For Our Good

Jesus asked God, "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done (Luke 22:42). Jesus saved the world after He was given the strength to continue on with God's will. The Cross was gruesome, but the outcome saved mankind (whosoever will). There is a blessing in the no. No, keeps us prayerful. Jesus told Paul, "My grace is sufficient for thee:for my strength is made perfect in weakness...(2 Corinthians 12:9). Paul was strengthened by the no. He brought the Gospel of Jesus to all nations which helped toward building up the church. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28).

Stay Encouraged. Remember, God Knows best.

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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