Gathering Together

What if God said "NO"?





What if God says No, is the title of a song on Christian Radio by a group called The Akins.  The jest of the song is will we hold to our faith if God tells us No. This got me to thinking. How would I react if God said no to all my hopes and dreams? Would God’s grace be enough to carry me on?

There may have been a time in my life that I may have said no. After much soul searching and being honest with myself, I would be happy with God’s grace if he said “No.”

That doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like other things to happen. Sure I want that Publishing deal, or for my husband to win the Power-Ball Lotto. We all want things to happen, to propel our lives to the next level. It still comes down to the old fashion battle of want over need.

 There isn’t a parent out here today that hasn’t been on the receiving end of , “I want that or I need that.”

I want that Publishing deal, but I need to make a living so I have a roof over my head.

I want the $200 Air Jordan’s from Nike, but I need a car to get to work.

Then you get into the big wants and Needs.

I want my mother to be here, but God needed her to be with him.

God is well aware of our wants and needs. He gets the job of telling us yes or No.

If we don’t have faith when He tells us no we end up angry, depressed and (Myself included) Belligerent. I have decided to look at it this way.


It comes down to wants and Needs. Just like in everyday life. There will be times of Great Joy when the Lord tells us yes to something. There will be sorrow and anxiety when the No comes. It’s your faith that makes the difference.

I have figured one thing out over the last couple of weeks. As long as we have Faith, Grace and his love, we can handle whatever NO he throws at us.


                        Gwyn K. Weyant