Friday, July 27, 2012

When the Answer is No

What do you do when it seems God is taking you a particular direction but things don't work out the way you hope or expect?  In other words, how do you respond to God when the answer is no?

For the past six weeks, since my husband unexpectedly lost his full-time job without severance or benefits, our family has been prayerfully seeking employment to replace our lost income.  My son, who never thought anyone would hire him, landed a great job this week and we are so thankful!  On the other hand, after his fourth interview with a prospective employer, Steve learned that someone with more experience in an educational setting had been offered the job he so greatly desired.  Even though things had looked so hopeful for Steve, God's answer was "no."

You've been there, too.  The pieces fell into place and everything looked just right for your breakthrough, but it didn't come.  Odds are, God had another plan -- a better plan -- which he unfolded for you at just the right time.  Not in your timing or according to your expectations, perhaps, but immeasurably greater than anything you could have imagined.

Do you have faith enough to wait on God's breakthrough for your life?  If not, perhaps the miracle God has in mind for you is a more intimate relationship with him and the revelation that he is all the breakthrough you will ever need.  I am thankful that my husband and I know that.  As we face a still uncertain future, not knowing what job door will open up for us or when it will open, we rest in the blessed assurance that "Jesus is mine.  Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!"

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