Does God answer prayers?
Why does it seem that when we pray to God, He sometimes ignores us? Many people have prayed for God to solve a problem, but God’s response is sometimes silence. What is the serenity prayer?
God knows what’s best
Even when we don’t see God responding to our prayers, we can rest assured that He is a God of love, as the Bible tells us: John 3:16. ‘For God so LOVED the world…… Jeremiah 31:3, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.
“I will pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground,” says Isaiah 44:3. God’s blessing cannot be received unless the heart is open to the Spirit’s influence; one cannot pour water into a cup that is already full.
God will not hear our prayers if we hold on to cherished sins or refuse to forgive others who have wronged us. This is not to say that you can earn God’s favor to answer your prayers; it will always be Jesus’ blood that makes us worthy.
Pray without ceasing
In Philippians 4:6, Paul writes, “Let your requests be made known to God in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,” and in Luke 18:1, Jesus “spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”
His time, His will
Because we are sinners who do not always ask what is best for us, we should not expect every answer to be “yes.” God’s timetable is not the same as ours, and He knows better than we do when the best time is for our prayers to be answered.
We don’t have to worry about whether the answer is “wait,” “no,” or “yes” if we have faith and sincerely trust God; all we have to do is trust and see if God, in His time, will respond as we have requested.
Why is God not answering my prayers?
– If you knowingly condone sin, whether it’s happening to you or to someone else, and don’t correct it, you’re’regarding iniquity in your heart,’ and should therefore disregard God answering your prayers.
Does God ever answer my prayers?
Know that God will answer your prayer, but He will do so in His own time and way, which is always the right time, no matter how long it takes; the Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:25 (ESV)
When your prayers go unanswered?
It could be our own suffering, the suffering of a loved one, or the suffering of the world; it could be physical suffering from illness or mental suffering from a bad situation. These are all good and honorable requests, but when they seem to go unanswered, it can cause some people to turn away from God.
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.
When what God does doesn’t make sense?
When God Doesn’t Make Sense is a hugely practical book for those who are struggling with trials and heartaches they don’t understand: why does disease, natural disaster, divorce, rejection, death, or some other sorrow creep into our lives when we are trying to serve the Lord?
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 if God is trying to tell you something?
Repetition, or when a theme or message jumps out at you repeatedly, is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention. It can be through Scripture, sermons, articles, podcasts, or any other means He chooses.
What ways does God speak to us?
5 Ways God Communicates With Us
- Psalm 119:105 u2013 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
- God speaks to us through Prayer:
- God speaks to us through His Spirit:
- God speaks to us through Trusted Advisors:
- God speaks to us through Past Experiences:
Is it God’s fault for our unanswered prayers?
Many modern teachings imply that unanswered prayers are never the fault of the believer; in fact, many people have come to believe that God hears every prayer (a topic you can learn more about here), and that He will answer the prayers of anyone who simply believes.
What could be the reason for unanswered prayers?
When we put other gods in front of the one true God, our Heavenly Father patiently waits for us to choose; one reason for unanswered prayer could be that God is waiting for us to remove that which we have placed in front of him.
Who wrote thank God for unanswered prayers?
When you hear God’s silence and feel his absence, trust his presence. God is with us and active even when God is silent. Matthew 1:23 says, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
How can I be silent and listen to God?
1) Find a quiet place and sit in silence with God for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 15 minutes. Use this time for listening prayer, resisting the urge to fill the space with words.