Does God Not Answer a Prayer Prayed in Doubt? James 1:5-8
In James, we are told that if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, and he will give it to you; however, when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. Ask the Lord for wisdom, and He will guide you, one step at a time.
Why does God not answer my prayers?
– God will not answer your prayers if they are motivated by selfish motives and driven by hidden pride in your heart; whoever turns away his ear from hearing the Law, his prayer [shall be] abomination.
What happens when God answers prayer?
“What Happens When God Answers Prayer” examines God’s perspective, including what He expects to happen with His answers, as well as what happens to and through us after He responds, reminding us that an answer to prayer is not an end in itself, but rather God’s way of ushering us into the next phase of our lives.
What does do not doubt the power of prayer?
Never underestimate the power of prayer; one small prayer can completely transform your life.
How can I trust God and not doubt?
In times of doubt, how can we trust God?
- Don’t get caught up in your circumstances or your own abilities.
- Don’t run away from God.
- Don’t laugh at God’s promises!
- Believe in and act on God’s promises, even if you have doubts.
- Rejoice with others in God’s blessings.
What do I do when God is silent?
Bring it to the Lord, speak to him, be honest in front of him, trust that he hears you, take refuge in his faithfulness, and know that there is a mighty God who loves you behind every heavy silence.
How do you know when God is punishing you?
Because you’re a normal human being in a broken world, you’re experiencing difficult losses, painful emotions, terrible situations, depression, and loneliness. Your feelings are normal, but they’re not accurate; you think God is punishing you, but that’s just how you feel. God loves you and is watching over you.
How do you know when God answers your prayers?
God Is Answering Your Prayers in 4 Ways
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Scripture. God always speaks through His word.
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Others.
- God May Answer Your Prayers Audibly.
Does God hear every prayer?
While this may appear harsh, it is simply the truth: God does not hear every prayer that is offered to him; rather, God hears the prayers of those who put their faith in him.
What does the Bible say about prayer without works?
18 Yes, a man may say, “Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my sup>a/sup>faith by my sup>b/sup>works.” 24 You see then how a man is justified by his sup>a/sup>works, not by his faith alone.
What ever you ask in prayer believe and you will receive?
24 Therefore, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. * Keep in mind that God is not Santa; we must first abide in him, and he in us.
When you pray believe that you have received?
You do this by getting God’s word into you so that when you pray, you believe you will receive, and in verses 25 and 26, you must hold no unforgiveness in your heart and forgive so that your prayer will be effective.
How do you keep faith in God in hard times?
How to Maintain Your Faith in the Face of Adversity
- Pray to God, the universe, or whatever higher power you believe in for the strength to love to your full potential.
- Be generous to others.
- Get inspired.
- Surround yourself with people you admire.
Can God Be Trusted?
God can only be trusted to keep his promises; he cannot be trusted to keep our agendas. This is why it is so important to have a relationship with God; we can then hold God to the promises he makes to us, rather than assuming that the promises he made to others in biblical times automatically apply to us.