God doesn’t answer my prayers?
Have you ever heard someone say “ Why doesn’t God answer my prayer?” “Why does he let me continue to suffer like this?” I don’t understand….. where is God when I need him ? I think we’ve all heard them from time to time and most of us would probably say we even have asked them to our self. Have you ever thought why God didn’t answer a prayer? What could be the possible reasons?
There are many many possibilities why God does not answer your prayers. In Matthew chapter 21 verse 22 we find “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” The key word in this verse is Believing. I think we all find it easier to believe God will answer our prayer if it’s something small we ask for, But when we ask God for a major thing in our life… We tend to doubt it will really happen. There’s not the same level of believe on the small things as the large things. Why do we think that God, the Creator of all things, might have a little trouble with that request?
In Matthew 17 verse 20 tells us – So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Each and everyone of us has a seemly impossible mountain(s) in their life from time to time. There’s been times in my life a problem or a mountain seemed impossible to cross. I could not find anyway over it, around it, or under it. All seemed hopeless until I let go and let God have control of it.
If you have a personal relationship with God, Rest assured that God hears all of your prayers. There’s a song by Garth Brooks titled “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers.” In the song he prayed hard to make his high school flame is wife. They met many years later and now she was not the Angel he thought she would be. He thanked God for his life and family he has now. God heard the prayer and as the song says “Some of God’s greatest gifts are all too often unanswered Prayers”. Sometimes God might say No because it is not in your best interest.
Let’s look at one more thing that might cause our prayers not to be answered. What is motivating this prayer. James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. NIV
Finally, I would like to say, if God is not answering your prayers, it’s time to look at yourself. How is your relationship with the Lord? He Knows your heart! If you want to move those mountains and have happiness, Ask Jesus into your heart and let him have control of your life. If you don’t have a personal relationship with Christ, Why not, right now, ask Jesus into your heart.
I want to thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observations. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers…. all you have to do is read and pray. If you would like for me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16