“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.
17 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid to Hear “No””
Sometimes we need NO to help us realised how great God is too us. Let us not feel like this is the end when NO is what we GOT because the God we serve is the greatest and he knows what is best for us. Be always thankful for his never ending LOVE
FATHER, U WANT TO KNOW YOUR BEST IN THESE AREAS, YOUR WILL NOT MINE WILL AAAAAAAAAMEN THANK YOU LORD AMEN
Lord give me what you want me to have and when you say no its no Lord I’m trusting you all the way and Jesus name Amen
Yes God!!! If this wasn’t what I needed LOUD and CLEAR!! Right on time!! Thank you Lord for using vessels to deliver to me exactly what I need!
I love the word and it spoke directly to my heart. I was in a situation where people were persuading me to do something but Holy Spirit was leading me on another path. Love the scripture link on your devotion. This was mana from heaven today. Blessings to my sisters today!
one thing I like about King David he had Bathsheba husband killed on the front line he watched her take a bath naked on the rooftop I guess that’s what it was he laid with her got her pregnant but one thing he did right by her he married her she probably had some frustration but look at the blessing that came from doing right my her he always prayed just think about it Jesus came out of that Legacy bloodline just read about it’s I was lying here after reading this devotion about to cry then the Lord allowed me to think about David some of our lives are going in directions that will be a blessing to the nations Jesus will make that plan to you amen!
Lord I have trusted you with a no to a marriage I wanted very badly.One of the hardest things I did was so No to him.I thank you lord for your holy spirit and my listening to you.I have sense met someone I feel I can share my life with .We are both in prayer and are listening for directions from you because you know what you have in store for me but most of all what is best for me.
AMEN, Thank you God for wanting the BEST for me…Whenever you say no…help me to remember, you know best and you have my best interest. I LOVE YOU FATHER In Jesus Name Amen 🕇🕇🕇
Thank you for the awesome word I was praying for Direction sometimes I have to just sit and wait on the Lord his time not mine love you Jesus
Your NO be my NO😊
Help me not to fear hearing you tell me “No”. A word for thought Sis! Many thanks for sharing :))
Amen 💜 Dotk💌👏🙌🙋🙆 Amen❗ 👋🔑💯💡 hallelujah 👐🎁🎉SWEET JESUS✝💪💜💪☝🙏🙏🙏🏆💃💃💃👐
Yes no my love is for you Jesus my heart is yours
Love that message. Sometimes we want something so badly, that we “imagine” God saying yes. Been there; done that; more times than I care to remember. AND, like with my earthly Daddy, sometimes I would not ask for fear of hearing “no”.
& every time, I knew it was something I shouldn’t do or have. Thank God, I learned a long time ago that God’s answers are “yes” ,”no” & “wait” AND it’s ALWAYS for our good. Remember, when God says “no”, He always has something better for us; IN HIS WAY & IN HIS TIME.
I love You, Lord.
Father I am so thankful the most simplist thing as learning how what is teaching me that in doing so I can hear your voice more clearly. Learning how to wait has caused me to remember that while waiting your the most important person to talk to you, not to tell you what I want but asking what do you want. After all you are the greatest counceler I know and because my life is not my own a no from you means a yes in another direction. Thank you father for being such a good good father.
Father I am so thankful the most simplist thing as learning how wait is teaching me that in doing so I can hear your voice more clearly. Learning how to wait has caused me to remember that while waiting your the most important person to talk to you, not to tell you what I want but asking what do you want. After all you are the greatest counceler I know and because my life is not my own a” no ” from you means a” yes” in another direction. Thank you father for being such a good good father.
God, I have a problem. I have always had other people tell me no to the things I desire from you. I have not heard you tell me no. MY QUESTION TO YOU GOD IS, HOW IS IT THAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN HEAR YOU FOR MY LIFE AND YOU ARE NOT TELLING ME WHAT THEY SAY THEY ARE HEARING?