What do these words conjure up for you? A bank loan denied? A job application? Entry to a foreign country?
What if this is God’s answer to your prayer request?
BUT…that is what God does when He knows your request is not for the best.
BUT…even though it is for our best, it is hard to swallow sometimes…and hard to understand.
Growing up, when my parents said NO, I was furious at times, but it was for my own good. Sometimes I was able to see that it was the best response and other times I could not.
How do you respond to NO?
Especially NO from God?
When has God said NO to you?
For me…a few years ago I applied for a job that I thought I was the ideal candidate, but they did not think so…NO! Tough to take, but looking back, God had my back.
God’s Design for Answering Prayers
- Answer DIFFERENTLY
- Answer DELAYED
- Answer DENIED
- Answer them ___________ (for next time)