Reminded of my Lord's Goodness

Today I said, "I hate negative answers to prayer."

And then I realized, there are no negative answers to prayer. Negative implies that God's withholdings, that His decisions, are not good.

I want to think that what I would choose would be a good thing. But if my Lord withholds it from me, it's only because He wants to provide me with something much more wonderful. He does not give His children rocks when they ask for bread. So if He's not giving the plain bread I ask for right now or saying to wait a little longer, He must be planning to give me something that will taste far sweeter.

This is what I choose to believe today, that God is good even when I don't know why He withholds.