Wednesday, January 4, 2012

One the verge of change

Today's Bible passages:

"In all ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight". Proverbs 3:6 
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

You know, God works in funny ways. Sometimes we pray so fervently for something to happen, but it just doesn't happen the way we thought it should. 

My husband received an email a few months ago saying that God doesn't really say no, he says "not right now". When you think about it like that, it seems like not getting what "you want" is a pill that isn't so hard to swallow. It's not no, it's just a not right now. I'll have to update at a later date as to how this applies to our circumstances right now, but for now, I have to keep my lips sealed.

Have you ever been saddened by the idea that maybe God is saying "no" to your prayers? I sure have...facts are facts, not getting what you want STINKS! However, sometimes God has some greater things in store for you, so with this in mind, be patient. What you are praying for and not getting might be a lesson in patience, or it might be because something greater is out there for you and what you initially wanted isn't entirely right for you. 

When you're not getting what you want, be patient. Pray on it. And then realize that God has His own plan for us. Hindsight often reveals that our plans were waaay off and we like God's plans better :)