God answers prayers. It’s either He says “Yes or No”. But other times when God says No, He meant no because it’s not the best for you. “For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts”(Isaiah 55:9). God knows what is best for us and when we ask from Him, He answers in ways that are greater than what we had originally planned.
No, not now but in My time
“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end”(Ecclesiastes 3:11). When God says No, He meant it’s not yet time. If we can only see the whole picture God is making just to make everything fit together into pieces in its perfect place, time, heart and people. Beautiful things will always happen when God says it’s time. So take heart and trust His plans. God knows what He is doing, He is altogether perfect!
No, there’s something better coming
When God says No, it means there’s something better coming. God knows your heart more than what you know about yourself. God created you and so He knows where you belong. When you desire something that is outside the will of God, He will really say No and redirect you back into the great plan He has for you “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD”(Isaiah 55:8). Sometimes we settle for less because we don’t know what we are capable of. Only the Creator knows His creation and He made them in His own image “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” (Genesis 1:27). Our God is greater than any other and so are you! What makes you think you are less? So always believe in His unimaginable plans which are better than yours.
Conclusion “Jesus hears us, and in His own good time will give an answer”. Just like juggling a puzzle, God makes everything fall into its place in order to see the whole beautiful picture. God’s no was never meant to hurt you. Neither it is because He doesn’t love you. In fact, His No is His way of saying “I love you and I got the best for you”. Why would you doubt the love that has already died for you? Trust Him.