From Pst Paul Scanlon
The Bible says that no matter how many promises God has made they are ‘yes’ in Christ (2 Cor 1:20).
God has a ‘yes’ nature not a ‘no’ nature towards us, and that remains true even when his answer is a ‘no’. God is always for us even when circumstances or people are against us, and like any loving parent he is always for our ultimate welfare and benefit, God is a ‘yes’ God.
Many people perceive that God is a negative God with an occasional ‘yes’, so when their prayers go seemingly unanswered, it simply proves his fundamental reluctance to smile on them. However, a ‘no’ to something is always a ‘yes’ to you, It is not personal.
Remember God said ‘no’ to David and Bathsheba’s baby living, ‘no’ to Paul’s thorn in the flesh been removed and even said ‘no’ to Jesus in Gethsemane.
Each no was still a ‘yes’ to the person involved. What may be a ‘no’ to a specific request is always a ‘yes’ to you, so don’t get upset or offended about a ‘no’ because it is not personal.
God ‘knows the plans he has for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future (Jer 29:11).
Those words were spoken to the Hebrews in captivity in Babylon where the context looked like a ‘no’ but God was always saying ‘yes’ to his people even in a negative situation because he sees the big picture. Don’t assume it’s a ‘no’ just because God hasn’t changed your circumstances yet.
Our tendency to live life from event to event means we don’t usually feel any ‘yes’ when positive things aren’t happening. We live from financial blessing, to a new job, to new opportunity, to promotion at work etc. So when we’re between high days we have no theology for the low or ordinary days.
If nothing good ever happened to you again, which it will, it’s still no reflection on God’s ‘yes’ towards you.
The great apostle Paul wrote that God’s a ‘yes’ God even though he had so much suffering in his life despite being totally obedient to God.
He never questioned God’s ‘yes’ towards him. So as you come boldly before that throne of grace today, remember that you don’t need to catch God in a good mood, or on good day. He is like President Kennedy who used to stop whatever he was doing when his kids ran into the oval office. God is for you!
God is a yes God. Even if he doesn't answer, he is a yes, God, and will answer in due time.
Once I ccried out to God, asking for something to happen.
Nothing happened. Then, few months after sorta giving up, he answered.
God is a good God, and his plans are higher than our plans. Always.
God help me!
May today be the last time!
I am gonna be so hard on myself and destroy every comfort zone again.
Come straight in the face of all my fears.
First time I'm gonna do it.
But I will do it.
I have to, got to.
I hate myself for not being able to sleep since two. :(