“What looks like a no is really
A yes in disguise.”
~ Jennifer Kennedy Dean*
When I have prayed but God’s seen fit
To answer otherwise,
It may not be a “no” from Him,
But His “yes,” in disguise.
For He looks deeper in my heart
And sees my truest need.
He’s not distracted by requests
That He must supersede;
But gets right to the heart of things -
And that’s my need for Him.
So His answer may not look like
The one I sought, within.
Instead, He’ll get hold of my heart
Till I sense His will rise.
Then there’ll be no more need to have
Those “yesses” in disguise.
“Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalm 37:4 NKJV
©Lisa DeVinney, February 2012
*Live A Praying Life, pp. 79-80. Newhopepublishers.com.