“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” – Isaiah 55:9-11
We often approach God, sure that if we can just convince him of our intentions, our reasoning, he will grant us the things we desire. But God knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows (and wants) what is best for us, when often we do not.
David Dunn (son of Yellow Balloons author Tim Dunn) explores this aspect of our relationship with God in his song “Yes & No”. When God says yes, it is for our good. And when God says no, it is for our good.
God is not withholding blessing from us. He is inviting us into the opportunity a life of faith provides. A life he wants the best for. A life he knows infinitely better than even we do.
Our best interest always lies in pursuing God’s way.
Here is a link to David Dunn’s new song and the lyrics. We hope you are blessed as you reflect on the goodness God has toward us, even when He tells us “no”.
Here I am sitting again on floor in the space of my basement
Under my breath I’m reciting the prayer
I keep on praying
Deja vu beggin You
On my knees yea it’s true
God can’t you see in the middle of me in between I am breaking
How can I get you to change your mind?
That’s all I’m sayin
Deja vu beggin You
I forget sometimes
You say yes, You You say no
For my best God You know
Better than me, better than me
What I want and what I really need, only You know the difference
Learning you do what’s best for me
With every answer given
Deja vu it’s what You do
You’re showing me in time
Giving me what I really need
To make me more like You
Less like me.