Thursday, May 10, 2012

Not Just No

The Bible shows us a few cases of people not getting what they want from God. They want good things. They ask nicely. They ask passionately. They ask in faith.

And God says no. But he doesn't just say no.

To Habakkuk, God said:
"Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told."
To Paul, God said:
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
To Jesus, God didn't say anything. He simply raised him from the dead.

God's "no" is not simply no. It's "I have a better idea."

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