You Can’t Always Get What You Want

As the Rolling Stones would say
“you can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need”
There’s lots of times in life we don’t get what we want. The car, the job, the promotion, the boyfriend, the baby, the house…the list could go on and on. Maybe you’ve prayed, and God’s just not answering your prayers. In the moment (or what may feel like a lifetime) there’s a lot of pain, maybe even guilt, because you feel as if you’re being punished for past sins. Maybe you feel like you haven’t been good enough.
While there are consequences as a result of sin, God’s not holding out good things from you because you’ve sinned. Nor can you be good enough to earn His favor. None of us deserve His love, yet He gives it freely. None of us deserve good things, yet we have them. Matthew 7:11 says, So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.
True, it’s often times not what we might want or expect, but rest assured, God’s going to give you exactly what you need. Trust Him!

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