No Means No

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen."
 Jeremiah 29:11 
Right now, I am trying to teach my six month old that it is not ok to pull my hair out or throw things off the counter. Teaching him "NO" is tasking and sometimes results in him just laughing at me and doing it anyway or him crying because I took it away from him.

Isn't that how it is with us? When God tells us "no", we sometimes do it our own way or we get mad at him for taking it away; when we think it is what we need. We always forget that God has our best interest and He knows exactly what we need and when we need it.

Last year, there was a farm for sale that my husband wanted. This farm was super nice and would have added greatly to their already successful business, but it came at a pretty price. They put in an offer and we prayed hard about it. That God would open the door or close the door according to His will. They ended up not taking the offer. The door was closed. I remember my husband so upset over it. He was so excited about something, just to be let down, by a NO. What Sam didn't know was that there would be a massive flood that year and that farm would be completely flooded out and a total financial loss. But because God said no, it saved them.  

God knows what we need and when we need it. He wants the absolute best for us. He has an amazing future instore for us and we have to trust His "NO's" because someday we will receive a huge YES.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for loving me, even when I get frustrated when you say no. Thank you for always protecting me from things that would harm me or direct me to the wrong path. I know you have the best in store for me and I am so thankful that I can always trust you to protect me. I love you so much. Amen.