Friday, December 16, 2011

Understanding "No"

One of our children specifically,
has a very hard time when we tell him "no".

"No, we can't ride bikes right now."

"No, you can't take a bath right now."

"No, we cannot read a book until all your 
toys are put away."

Though we know riding bikes, 
taking baths,
and reading books 
are good things 
for him -
there are times the answer has to be "No".


This is also something I struggle with -

I don't like it when God tells me "no".

"Really God?"
"This is a good thing - 
you have given me a heart for this -
why are you closing doors on me?"

This is when I have to trust,
and when I have to have faith in HIM -

He is in control!

He does know what is best for me and my family.

"No" to our son doesn't mean,
he never gets to ride his bike,
or splash in the tub,
or sit on momma's lap and read books after book,

"No" from my Heavenly Father 
only means 
He loves me enough to teach me,
and ask me to wait 
for HIS will to be done. 

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV
but those who wait in the LORD
shall renew their strength:
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
they shall walk, 
and not faint.


Diane said...

Thanks for the post. It was just the reminder I needed as I'm struggling right now.

Kim K. said...

Beautiful reminder. Beautiful post. I have a special 13 year old that doesn't like the word "no" either.


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