Don’t Be Afraid to Hear “No”

“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory”, 2 Corinthians 1:20, New Living Translation.

Many times we won’t bring certain things to God because we don’t want Him to tell us “No”. We think to ourselves, “What if He tells me not to marry him?”, “What if He tells me to stay at my crazy job?”, “What if He tells me not to purchase the home?”, “What if He tells me to let go of those friends?” Because there are things we really want in life and desire to do, we find ourselves hoping that God wants the same.

You don’t have to live your life fearful to hear “No” from a loving Father that has your best interest at heart. He loves you more than anything and knows you better than anyone. His best is always so much better than what you would have chosen for yourself.

A “No” from God can save your life, can save you time and money, can save you unnecessary frustration and pain, and can put you on a smooth course in life. Don’t pray for Him to approve anything you want. Instead, ask Him to show you what He wants for you. When you do this, He’ll begin to reveal to you His plans and will give you clear instructions on how to receive His plans for your life. He’ll then give you His blessing in what He has told you to do.

Prayer: Father, Thank you for having my best in mind. I know you love me and have only the best in mind for me. Help me not to fear hearing you tell me “No”. Help me to learn your character and your love. Your perfect will for my life is what I want more than anything and that is what I receive. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Challenge: Instead of focusing on everything God has said “no” to, focus on everything He has said “yes” to.

52 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid to Hear “No””

  1. Dear lord thank you for allowing me to receive this daily devotion God I surrender my all to you give me what you would want for me on this side of the earth Lord that it will be glorified and the uplifting in your kingdom God cover me in the blood of Jesus as you continue to work with me in my life I think you and I praise you in spite of the fear I know God covers me all the way Thank you God

    1. Amen! Thank you for knowing what is best for me an answeringAll my prayers in your timing. Like I always say Let God’s will for me be done.Amen

  2. Thank you lord for every time you said no. At the moment it was hard to hear. It felt like rejection, an unanswered prayer. But the further I get from the situation the more I realized you did answer my prayer and the answer was no and there was a reason for it. It may have been hard to indersrabd

    1. Sorry I got cut off…lol. Ask was saying it may be hard to understand the reason at the time, in fact i may never understand the reason, but i look back and realize everything turned out OK. I’m OK. And sometimes the reason is oh so clear. You know what you’re doing Lord and I trust you completely. I love you.

  3. My name is Shawahl.I was a born Muslim,and a few years back came to acknowledge Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Blessed I am eventhethis road is not easy, but being an overcomer of things that has been your downfall in life I can only thank God Almighty for this.Many things thus far I have not been told “No” by the Father,but belive that with Him saying “No” Is because having my best interests at heart” Oh Glory to God” I have come to belive even when God asks you to put something down,it is because He wants me to pick up something far greater.I am really Spiritualy blessed as I am trying everyday to draw closer and closer to God.I do have more to tell,but I think it is time for me to do this face to face with people.Joining Daughters of the King devotional I think is a blessing in disguise for with these inspirational messages and scriptures quoted is just putting me well on my journey with God. God Bless your beloved sister Shawahl😁

    1. God bless you Shawahl for making the right choice to serve Jesus. I know the devil is not happy but greater is He Who is in you than he that’s in the world! Father thank You for drawing Shawahl into Your marvelous Light. I pray that You cover her with Your sweet Love. Protect her from the enemy and hide her under Your wings . Make her a strong warrior for Your Kingdom. Give her wisdom and strength to be a mighty witness of how wonderful and great You are. Give her friends who will stand with her and strengthen her in her Christian walk. Prepare the hearts of her loved ones to except You if any hasn’t yet. I glory in You my Father for touching her life and lifting her up to heights she never even realised existed for Your glory. Amen

    2. Father God, thank you for revealing who you are and who Jesus is to my sister, Shawahl. You created her for a specific purpose and I pray that you continue to draw get close to you, fill her up with peace, patience and strength that can come only from you. Give her the words to speak when she needs them, reminding get that she is not alone but is accompanied by the Holy Spirit. In Jesus precious name. Amen.

  4. Lord I thank you. Say no to me any time I trust you father God to say no to somethings in our life I accept no from you because you are our guide and protector and you and only you have the answer.Amen

  5. Lord I too thank you for all your yes’s and I thank you for teaching me patience in accepting All that you allow…

  6. Yes, Yes Lord👑Amen❗and if it’s No🚫💘 because You know best for me 👏🙋Ima still Praise your Holy Name🙌🙏🙏🙏Your will JESUS👐👏💝💝💝

  7. Thank You Father for each time You have said’no’ in my life. I realise now how Your no has protected me from myself. You are so wise and all knowing. You know what’s best for each of us. Nothing in our future is hidden from You. If we are prepared to let go and allow You to have Your way, life is so much easier and we have peace because we’ve placed You in control. Then we can really live without any anxiety. Your word says be anxious about nothing but in everything make your requests known by prayer and supplication. Teach us to trust You more and more then Your desires become our desires and our only desire truly become just to please You and do Your will. You are faithful and true in all Your ways and won’t let us on a path which would cause us harm or separate us from You. Have Your way in my life for Your glory.

  8. Yes Lord! I thank for this message. I realize that a no is only your Devine protection.
    Help me not to pray for approval but show me what to do. I want what is best. In Jesus name Amen!

  9. Thank you Father for your yes n thank you for your no. U know what is best for me.. I’m dealing with a couple of things Lord and you know what they are cuz you see everything you know everything and I thank you Lord I give it to you.. you have everything under control and I thank you let you go before me and prepare everything out for me ..thank you Father for you peace n wisdom n the joy of lord in me.
    In Jesus name !
    Amen!

  10. God has steadfastly said NO to my heart’s desire for more than 35 years. The desire has not left, but I have accepted that God knows best. I am in good hands.

    1. Amen! Sister I understand. I too have surrendered, even though it’s painful. Abba, Father knows the plans he has for each of us in His kingdom.

    2. God bless you sister. May He carry you even higher on His shoulders unto His Will with joy in your heart! May He bless you immensely for the years you wait for a heart’s deep longing. May His blessings be immeasurably poured on obedient hearts who wait in confident hope! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

  11. Thank you Lord for all you blessed me with. Help me to be strong & recognize that at times NO from you is good for me. Thank you for DOTK and daily devotion of encouragement for your daughters. Bless us all throughout this day in your precious name Jesus, Amen.

    1. Lord, Please show Alcira what You want her to do with her life! Help her submit to the Light. Confusion dies. Dullness of spirit dies. Divine purpose rises unto the surface. There! Look poo n the horizon! It is dawning! It is divine purpose exploding unto the morning!! The oil of joy for the oil of mourning!! We keep on exploring Your heart, Lord, as You take us apart and set us apart. We just stand and wait in confident hope for You to reveal our divine purpose here! Show us step by step! Show us how to carry our cross best! Show us how to pass each test, then walk with us through the fire unto the One True Love! Then we shall stand before You, shining in the Radiance of Glory, more precious than gold!! Yes, Lord, first, let us love You more! First, Lord, let us close every door that doesn’t lead us unto Your divine purpose. We wait on You, Jesus! We believe You are working things out for us in the background!! We await with excited expectancy to bow down and worship You when we see just what You have been up to!! You rule, Jesus!! You truly do!! I love You, Jesus, truly, madly, deeply. And You love me with a relentlessly crazy Love that sweeps me up in a passionate love for my Savior in a new way, day after day!! Bless all of these Kingdom girls here! We really desire to rock Your world for the Glory of the Lord!! Give us more!! And help us give You more!! Help us love You more and worship You as You deserve! Help us surrender it all up so that we can receive what You long for us to believe for, according to Your Will and timing, with joy in our hearts. We love You, Lord!! We know You won’t ever, ever let us down!! No, no, not our Savior!! His Love is outstandingly, marvelously, incomprehensibly, immeasurably, astonishingly more than we ever dream and could ever comprehend in these finite minds of ours!! Look at me, Lord!! These hours are Yours!! These moments are Yours!! These tears and fears are Yours!! Here!! Take them!! Take them from me!! I am relentlessly crazy in love WITH YOU!! So, keep my heart and mind clean and clear for YOu!! You are so beautiful to me!! Make me more and more beautiful for You!! Make me more than I was before!! I am already more than I have ever been before!! I trust You to shut every door!! I trust You to see me through every storm!! I trust You to carry me through this season and every season of my life unto a new season with a new heart of renewal of love for my Lord. Help me get there! It is my soul’s desire! To love You and honor You more!! You make my heart loyal and true!! It is You, sweet Jesus, that makes me new!! I am so in love with You, Lord. You are my heart’s desire more and more!! I am so caught up!! So swept up in Your Everlasting, undying, relentlessly crazy love for me!! Yes!! We are crazy in love, me and You!! Can’t no one steal me from You!! You are the best!! So much better than all the rest!! I don’t want nothing better than the best first!! I don’t want to flirt with disaster!! Ain’t about to massacrenmy heart anymore, running from my Lord, who stands on the battlefield defending me!! We are getting there, Lord, You and me!! I can’t see and the world can’t see, but still I believe!! I believe!! I believe that You have a way!! I believe that You know way better than I do what I need!! I believe that You died and bleed over me continuously in amazing grace!! I am tasting the joys of those who take refuge in Him!! Tastes so good, Lord!! You’re so good to me!! Your Love is so relentlessly crazy!! I love Your Love Story!! It defends a heart like mine!! Every time, Your Love sweeps me up!! I am caught up in Your web of Love once again, my Love!! Your heart fits mine like a glove!! There is no other Name above Your Name anymore!! You are Lord of my life, Lord of the strife, Lord of the midnight dance, Lord of the Romance! You are the Lifesaver in my ocean of tears!! I am resting in Your safety!! I am rising up, being pulled up, gasping for breath!! My Lifesaver is wrapped around me and I am held so tight that I can’t slip out! Watch out!! Bout to come to the surface!! Chest is heaving!! Water is brimming at the surface!! Living waters splashing everywhere!! I am breathing in now!! Its a new air!! It is a clean and refreshing breath!! I take it in and once again!! I am treading water now!! I see them swimming by and I am swept up!! They are swimming to the Light with me!! They are reaching for the Lifesaver with me!! Jesus, You are the Lifesaver above all the rest!! You prove to be the very best!! Red and white it is!! My Love is the Only One!! His flavor is like the taste of grace mixed with Sovereign and Everlasting Love. I savor the flavor of Your Love, Lord!! I trust that I will never run out!! I have an endless supply, no doubt!! Thank You for holding me in my loneliness and despair! Thank You for caring more than anyone else!! Thank You the most for this!!! Yes!! Sweet Jesus, Cricket loves this Love that You give!! Crystal Marie is made stronger by this relentlessly crazy Love!! I love Your crazy love for me!! It is my treasure beyond measure!! You sustain me, train me, and never shame me!! You complete me, Lord! You make me be the woman I want to be!! Thank You from the bottom of my heart!! I am still on my way home!! I am still not alone!! I am still clothed in strength and dignity! I am smiling at the days to come, and I know that my family is prepared well!! You lead us away from Hell!! You pull us from the current when we go under!! You are the breaking dawn of all hidden truths! You are the Radiance of Light unto the cold, dark night!! I look up at the clouds and I see the rays of light as I pass the world by and I know I am touched relentlessly by the Love of my Savior, above all else! So I shall not put His Love upon a shelf!! See that this never happens, dear Lord, please for me. I shall love You with a relentless crazy love just like You do me!! God bless us and promote us and keep us in Your Sovereign Will and providential timing!! We invite Your Kingdom to come and reign on these hearts here!! Come near!! We worship in reverential fear!! Hallelujah!! Thank You, Jesus!! I love You with a love I can’t fathom or even describe!! I shall just keep on rhyming unto the Love of my Life, Jesus Christ! You light up my life!! You really do!! In the cold, dark night, You do it best!! You truly do! I am so madly in love with You!! Thank You for waiting for me for so long!! Thank You for making me stronger! I thank You now and in advance!! Now may I have this dance, my Lord!! I love our midnight dance in the moonlit night! The cold doesn’t sting when I am held in Your everlasting embrace!! The darkness is never scary when I look up and see Your radiant face!! I love You, my Lord! I am swept up more! Thank You even more!! Hallelujah!! Thank You, King Jesus!! You prove to be more than my Everything, Jesus!! I surrender my all to You!! Stand tall in me and I shall yield to Your Sovereign Will. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

  12. I know well, the results of ignoring God, pursuing what I want in spite of His gentle and loving way of telling me “No”. Thank you Father, for your infinite patience with me, for always pouring out your grace over me, for always smiling at me and like a father with his small child, pours out his love in spite of the mistakes. Help me to listen to you and remember the results of following my own way. In Jesus precious name.

  13. ln agreement with you sis Mary. Usually we make our choice n ask God to either approve of it or otherwise. Dear lord, l am tired of it all. l choose to have u make the choices for me just as you said in the garden of getsemene “Not my will lord, but your will be done”. I don’t seek for your yes or no. l ask that you lead and l will follow. ln asking that your will be done on earth as it is in heaven l’m simply saying lead lord n l will follow. Yes whether the answer is yes or no, all l know is l’m following the leader all through n through. It may sound easy sisters but its really not easy. His grace is sufficient for us. little by little here a little there a little we shall get there!!!

  14. I thank you. Father for telling me no..now I know …its whats best..Iwant to thank you for all you’ve done for me lord..thank you for all the blessing you have given me lord..and for the blessing you are still giving me..l. love you my lord..I thank you for all my sisters in Christ. too my lord..bless them and. keep us all. in your arms..we love you lord..amen.

  15. Thank you for continously being a blessing to my life dotk. Right now this is exactly what I’m afraid of, hearing that God says No because I think He is the man I should marry. But my Father knows what is best for me. Jeremiah 29:11. He will be my comfort and strength. More power to you guys in dotk, God bless you more.

  16. This is what I prayed this morning. For God’s will, he now’s better than me what I need. He will answer and I’ll be waiting. Thank you Jesus!!!!

  17. Father,
    We both know I don’t like hearing “no”. Help me let go of my desire to shield my own heart. I begged to You, “Let me out, Lord. Get me out, Lord!! This is too much!”
    I screamed it to You! You hear my soul’s whispers, so I know
    You heard me then, too. I know my shouts and crowning despair birthed hope unto the air, despite my own soul’s barrenness!! I am sorry I was not all that I longed to be for You. Yet, I am standing strong again today, despite my weakness because You always defend me, in despite me. Because You are my Supreme Strength in my weak smallness! You are my Light in the surrounding darkness. I walk toward it!! It is King Jesus! He is the Supreme Radiance of Glory!! He is my Love Story! He is writing his love story on my heart. I can not look back now, my Lord!! No, not now!! I bow before You!! I worship You for You are more than ME!!
    Help me to hear You clearly, my Lord. Reading the message
    and at first, the enemy spoke up.
    I worshipped You and looked up and saw You on that cross for me. I screamed for You
    to rescue me from this!
    It is wretched, it IS!!
    My sin did this!!
    Oh, but sweet Jesus,
    I worship You!
    You are my Rescue!!
    You won’t desert me!
    You won’t forsake me!
    You won’t punish me
    in my weakness!
    You won’t leave me
    in the darkness!
    YOU WILL DELIVER ME
    FROM THE PIT OF HELL!!
    I SHALL STAND IN DEFIANCE
    OF THE ENEMY’S LIES
    IN MY HEAD!! I AM COVERED IN THE BLOOD! GRACE IS MY SACRED HOME!
    I AM NOT DEAD! LOVE IS NOT DEAD!I AM ALIVE BECAUSE LOVE IS NOT DEAD!! LOVE IS MY HOME AND MY HOME IS A HOME FOR LOVE!! GIVE ME LOVE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING FOR MY HUSBAND, ONLY AFTER YOU, MY LORD!! MAKE ME LOVE YOU MORE THAN THAT AND MORE THAN I CAN IMAGINE!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! HELP ME LOVE YOU AND HONOR YOU MORE!! I DESIRE TO BE CLOTHED IN STRENGTH AND HONOR AND COURAGE AND JOY, MY LORD!! SURROUND MY SOUL IN HOPE, LORD!! HELP ME BELIEVE! I FEEL A FEELING UNKNOWN TO ME, TRULY IT IS, KING JESUS! HELP ME BELIEVE MORE!! I DON’T HAVE TO SEE, JUST HELP ME BELIEVE!! THAT’ ALL!! FAITH, STAND TALL IN ME AND SHIELD MY HEART FROM THE SPEARS OF THE ENEMY!! MY YEARS ARE WRITTEN WITH MISERY BUT I REJOICE AND I LOOK UP FOR MY HOPE IS RISING FROM THESE ASHES AND BEAUTY IS BEYOND MEASURE BEFORE ME!! OH, THE GLORY OF GOD IS MY HOPE!! THE GLORY OF GOD IS MY SOURCE OF LOVE!! HE FITS ME LIKE A GLOVE. HIS BEAUTY SEEPS IN AND I AM SOKING IT UP!! I AM LOOKING UP, MY LORD!! YES, I AM!! I AM! I AM! YES, YOU ARE MY HOPE! YOU ARE MY STRENGTH! YOU ARE MY BELIEF! YOU ARE MY MUSTARD SEED, LORD!! I LOVE YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH!! I TRUST YOUR GENTLE TOUCH!! I KNOW YOUR TENDERNESS DEEPLY!! YOU WEEP WITH ME!! YES, I SEE YOU THERE WITH ME IN THE FLOOR!! IN THE FIRE!! UNDER THE STONE’S BLOWS!! UNDER THE MIGHTY HANDS THAT STRIKE ME!! I AM NOT WEAK!! NO, NOT ME!! DON’T YOU SEE?? THAT JESUS THERE BESIDE ME!! HE STRENGTHENS ME BECAUSE HE LAYS DOWN WITHME IN MY WEAKNESS AND TAKES THE BEATING WITH ME!! HE IS MY MIGHTY DEFENSE!! WHAT CAN MERE MORTALS DO TO ME?? REALLY?? I AM DEFENDED BY THE LORD, GOD ALMIGHTY!! I AM FILLED WITH COURAGE!! THEY CAN THROW THEIR STONES AND THEIR BLOWS, LORD, BUT I AM HELD IN THE ARM’S OF GRACE AND PEACE SETTLES IN MY GUT AND SOUL. I AM LIFTED UP AND I BEHOLD HOPE AND COMPASSION WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND ME AND I AM KNOWN IN HIS ARMS!! HE REMEMBERS MY NAME!! COMPASSION IS SITTING BESIDE ME IN MY OWN PIT OF SIN!! HE HOLDS ME AS WE WAIT IN CONFIDENT HOPE FOR THAT DOOR TO OPEN!! HE HOLDS ME NEAR UNTIL THEN!! OPEN THE FLOOD GATES OF HEAVEN FOR ME!! I AM LAYING IT ALL DOWN BEFORE YOU, YET AGAIN! AND I WILL DO IT AGAIN, AS SOON AS YOU REMIND ME AGAIN!! THANK YOU FOR KEEPING MY HEART PURE AND CLEAN AND FREE FROM SIN!! YOU DEFEND ME BEST!! I AM RESTING IN YOUR ARMS, LORD!! YOU PICKED ME UP AS I WORSHIPPED YOU IN REVERENTIAL FEAR AND LIFTED YOUR LITTLE GIRL INTO YOUR ARMS AND HELD HER AND LOVED HER MORE!! OH MY GOODNESS, SUCH SWEETNESS!! I LOVE YOU, DEAR JESUS! SELAH.

  18. Dear Father i thank you for this devotional today. I pray that you will help me to understand and receive your message and apply it to my life. Help me not to be afraid to hear you tell me no. Allow me to focus on the things you say yes to and not what you say no to. Thank you for loving and caring for me the way you do. Oh and Father thank you for having my best interest at heart for you know what’s best for me better than i do.

  19. Dear Lord, I want to trust yu completely. I want to always realize that yu hv my best interest at hrt. Yu ar the best friend,hubby, father and brother. Yu neva mask when yu tell me that you’ve my best interest in mind. Am sorry for the many times I’ve failed to realize that, am sorry for listening to the devil and drifting away from yu. Am so grateful that yu always ar patient with me and when I realise my mistakes yu ar always ready to welcome me back with open hands and hrt!!! What a frd I’ve in yu. Thanks for your love and mercies ar New every morning.
    Help me accept your ansas to me whether it’s a yes or a no bcos yu whats best for me and yu ar the one and only person that loves me dearly jst the way i am.
    I love yu Lord

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