Sometimes God Says No

I wrote this a few years ago when the movie, God’s Not Dead came out. I believe it was around March 2014. There have been a couple more since then, and I have watched them all so far.  This first one however, is my favorite.  After seeing that movie there was  one thing that stayed with me, and really is the truth we all need to remember.  So I decided to share it here, and I know someday, when we stand before God, suddenly everything our life consisted of and everything that came our way, will make sense. Perfect sense that was designed by a perfect God.

“Sometimes God says no.” This was a statement made by a young Christian man in the recent movie, God’s Not Dead. I saw the movie a few weeks ago in the theater, and I must say, it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. A college professor told his students to write an essay entitled, God is Dead. One student, however, refused because he was a Christian and could not bring himself to write those words. The professor told him he had 3 opportunities to speak to the class, proving that God was not dead and if he could not do so, he would indeed fail him. To make a long story short, the student did an amazing job in explaining why there simply must be a God, but then, was asked by the professor one of life’s greatest questions.  “Why then”, he began, “would such a loving God, if he did exist, permit pain and suffering.?  Why, when I pleaded for God to heal my grandmother, nothing happened? There was no healing, and as a young boy, I watched her slowly and painfully endure this horrible disease until she finally died. I watched her suffer, all the while begging God to heal her, yet He did nothing. Can you explain that to me”? he shouts at his student. The young man simply looks at him, and in a soft voice answers, “No sir, I can’t, except that sometimes, God says no”.

Ahhh, yes. Sometimes He does. In times when we don’t understand, we need to fall back on our faith. When we ‘feel’ hopeless, remind yourself it is only a feeling. Hope hasn’t died. When you think you have no more strength to walk another step, don’t. Let Jesus carry you. Sounds simple, I know. But He will and He does. All we see is the here and now. If you look back, I am sure you can see Gods fingerprints all over your life. Sure, some valleys have been hard, painful and even scary at times, but you are here. You made it through. God provided; maybe not always what you wanted, but always what you needed. So dear friend, trust Him with your tomorrows; all of them. He sees the whole picture, where as we see it only in part.  “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.  All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:11-13  God promises us unconditional love, forgiveness and is faithful to never leave us on our own. He walks with us each and every step. He loves you more than you can ever imagine. He is an awesome God, but sometimes- yes, sometimes, God says no.

About myjourneywithjesus2017

Hello! My name is Sheree, and this is just a little about myself.  I am a mom, grandma, sister, aunt, daughter, sister-in-law and wife.  I enjoy baking and am presently baking at a family restaurant in my hometown of about 11,000.  I enjoy the computer, writing, love animals, good coffee and have a sweet tooth that never dies!  I also am a homebody, and enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 6 children of my own, 3 step children, and  14 grandchildren. I am married to Joe, (my second marriage) and we both enjoy being outdoors on nice days.  He enjoys the woods, while I enjoy my small deck with a shade tree. Every once in a while one of the kids or grandkids will stop by to brighten my day.  My husband and I both are Green Bay Packer fans, and attend an awesome church with an awesome Senior Pastor and staff. I am interested in Bible Prophecy and love Christian music, my favorite band being Casting Crowns, though there are so many great songs out there, I could never name them all.  Music connects me to God in such a personal way, mostly because they express what my heart has felt so many times. Lastly, I’m not rich, beautiful or famous and those have never been my goals, but I have a heart for God, and I have so many instances where He has moved and worked in my life.  Some of those times, I hope to share with you.  I know Jesus lives, and I know I will go to heaven when I am called ‘home’.  I also know without a doubt that He loves you more than anyone else.  You were on His mind as He hung on the cross, because you were the reason He was there.  I am the reason He was there, and so is every person on earth the reason He was there.  I want people to know there is hope.  There is always hope.  The only time when hope is gone, is if  you ever find yourself totally separated from God, after your death.  I pray that never happens and you can be sure it doesn’t.  Your soul will be saved if you say the sinners prayer, and you mean every word.  If you are looking for love, forgiveness, peace and eternal life, you need to look no further than the cross on which Jesus died for you.  He was raised on  the 3rd day and He has an awesome future in store for all those who believe.  Don’t wait until it’s too late. Sinners prayer-  “Dear Lord, I come to you in repentance of my sin.  I believe you died for me, rose again and you live today.  Please cleanse my heart and help me to live for you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I surrender my life to you, and receive you as my personal Lord and Savior.  Amen.”
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