Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday in the Word

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according
to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—
we know that we have what we asked of him.”

1 John 5:14-15

Isn't this a beautiful scripture? Approach God...ask anything...know that He hears us. And if what we ask is in His will...then we will have what we have asked of Him.


But what if what we are asking is not in His will? What if what we are asking for is not in our best interest? And it seems as if that prayer goes unanswered, or is answered with a "no", because God knows what we need better than we do? What about that?

I'm learning that is where trust comes in. We have to trust God, even when it hurts. Even when it doesn't make sense. Even when it's hard. Even when we don't get our own way.

We have to trust God and then wait it out. And guaranteed, after a while we will see that the answer "no" was really a blessing in disguise.

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Jennifer said...

hardest lesson ever.

Denise said...

well said