In Reflections of My Soul

GIVE GOD THE RIGHT TO SAY #NO, AND TRUST.

What if God doesn’t answer your prayers?
what if He says NO?
Will you still trust in him?

Often when we pray, our focus is centered on how the Lord will do great and mighty things that our minds cannot fathom and, it’s okay.

He is a great God, doing above and beyond what is humanly possible.

But what if He doesn’t answer those prayers when you do need the answer(s) most? Will you still stand and be counted faithful till the end?

Many times have I tried to talk myself out of His will, given myself excuses of why He couldn’t answer me then, but the truth is, if he did, I wouldn’t have been here.

Deep down, when I search myself during my quiet time, in my own little introspection, I always come to the realization that His deal is always the best.

His way, as rugged as it be, it’s calmer.
His statues, conditional they might be, but as stubborn as I may be, they are easy to adhere to.
His acts, as mysterious as they may be, they are clearer.

I wouldn’t have anything to tell you because you see, it’s difficult to give something that you have never had.
It’s difficult to take someone to a place you have never been.
Yes the theory is one thing, but having the experience adds another dimension all together.

It’s easy to say, be submissive, until you have a husband who doesn’t care any bit about your progress.

It’s easy to say, wait on the Lord, but the struggle with fornication is real and you are a worshiper, praying day and night that the Lord will just but a moment deliver you from that Gordian knot.

It’s easy to say, pray harder for a baby, but the truth is, the more you pray, the more the bad reports, the more you miscarry.

I have been there, too many times, my faith shaken, my marriage shaken by the loss of three wonderful pregnancies.

I have been there, praying for a wonderful man, but holding onto wrong relationships, straying further away from the one who loved me first.

I know the burden too well, of praying and not getting answers.

God might not have answered your prayers the way you need Him too, but that’s not a cause for beating yourself up.

There’s nothing wrong with you. God has not forsaken you.
You don’t need to listen to them who think that you are not praying hard enough because the truth is, the Lord doesn’t have to answer and it’s okay.

The truth is, unanswered prayers, have nothing to do with you but everything to do with God.
The truth is, you do not need everything that you pray for.

The truth is, even the greatest teacher, our Lord and savior, had one unanswered prayer, at the Garden of Gethsemane.
For his bitter cup wasn’t taken away, and He had to be obedient even unto death.

The truth is, prayers that go unanswered happen even to the very best of Christians, who are upright and straight in their ways.

Look at Paul, the Lord gave him a thorn in the flesh, to keep him from boasting.
Literal or not, it gave him an unrelenting pain, but he was given a higher purpose in His life.

I could say, he was a man after the Lord’s heart.
So, it’s alright for God not to answer your prayers.

I prayed for my dad to live, day and night I travailed before Jehovah Rapha yet God called him home.
I prayed for my pregnancies to hold, yet he slay me and allowed the miscarriages to happen.

I prayed that I would conceive, yet every test turned out to be negative.
I prayed, we prayed, we fasted and yet the Lord kept at it. Quiet.

I was tempted to be lost in the pain.
I doubted at times.
Until I realized that it’s alright for the Lord to say no, for He does have a higher purpose than I could ever imagine.

He makes no mistake.

So if the Lord hasn’t saved your husband yet, keep praying, do not stop, for He will save him sooner than you think.
It may not be in your time, but His.

If you are still trusting Him for a spouse, do trust and obey, patiently waiting, unrelentingly.
It may not be in your time, but His.

If the hasn’t opened your womb yet, keep praying for don’t lose faith. He may give you a child or not, but the purpose He will give you, whichever way it goes, will be greater than you.
It may not be in your time, but His.

If the Lord hasn’t healed your parent, wife, husband, child or anyone close to you, do not lose faith. He might answer your prayers or not, nevertheless, He is still God.

Give Him the right to say No, or “just wait a little bit longer”, for He makes no mistake.

#marriageworks
#Godspeed

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