What to do When you Feel Ignored by God
“How long will you hide your face from me?” David asked God in Psalms 13:1-2 (NIV). We all have times when we feel like God is ignoring us, and some even tell us to give up our faith because there is no outward benefit.
Why does God Ignore me and Protect Others? – You Ask yourself
Asaph wrote in Psalm 73:1-28 about almost falling prey to envying the arrogant, who prospered while he struggled and suffered. Your friends may be sharing testimony after testimony about God’s goodness while you are struggling so much.
‣ Others have Chosen the Easy Way out
It may appear that God is protecting others but not you. Not everyone, even Christians, is walking in the ways of the Lord; they may have taken the easy road and thus are not struggling like you, but God has placed them in dangerous situations.
‣ It is not YOUR Season
Because we are in different stages of life, it may appear that God is protecting others while God is not protecting you. You cannot compare your step 2 to someone else’s step 20. We only need to look at God and not at what others are going through or how they are living their lives.
Why does God Ignore my Pain?
When bad things happened to Job, it seemed as if God was ignoring his suffering; even his wife advised him to curse God and die. We learn from Job’s story that he was unaware of God’s conversation with Satan; he was only aware of what was physically happening to him.
• God doesn’t ignore our pain
God knows how much pain you’re in and how much pain you can take, and he won’t let you go through anything that’s too much for you to bear, no matter how painful it may seem at the time or how long it takes.
• God’s Timing is Different from Ours
When Job refused to follow his wife’s advice, Satan encouraged him to curse God. God knew the best time to restore Job, and He did so when the time was right. God will not delay in rescuing you when the time is right.
• God Used what the enemy Intended for Bad to Deal with Job’s Heart
Find out what God is teaching you instead of focusing on the deceptive thoughts that God is ignoring you; it could be that everything happens so that God can draw you closer to Him and deal with your heart.
Pray for people who are going through the same struggles you are, and ask God to deal with your heart and remove any stumbling blocks. Be vulnerable and tell God how you feel, especially if you feel ignored by Him during this season.
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.
How do I know if God hears my prayers?
We are taught in the scriptures that if we address God with faith and real intent, He will always hear our prayers and will answer them; in our hearts, we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a sense of peace and calm; and we will also feel that everything will be fine if we follow the Father’s will.
What to do when you feel like God isn’t answering your prayers?
Here are three simple methods:
- Speak Truth to yourself. When we remember God’s promises to us from His Word, we’re able to keep our heads facing forward on the path He has for us.
- Rest in Him.
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 God is helping you?
You can instead make new choices.
- God’s Audible Voice.
- Wise Counsel.
- Visions and Dreams.
- Your Inner Knowing.
- Blocked Paths.
- Do you do your devotions or Bible study every day but consciously choose to live in direct opposition to His word?
How do I know Jesus hears?
“For the Lord’s eyes are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the Lord’s face is against those who do evil,” 1 Peter 3:12 says, “but the Lord’s face is against those who do evil.” 3. 1 John 5:15 says, “And if we know that he hears usu2014whatever we asku2014we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Does God hear the prayers of everyone?
I’ve come to the conclusion that God hears all who pray, but that we must live the commandments and seek him in order to receive his answers. Prayer is a form of communication between God and man, and our questions to the Lord in prayer for knowledge and wisdom should be faithful questions.
How can I hear God’s voice?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.
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 I know if my prayers are being answered?
How Will I Know If My Prayer Has Been Answered?
- If you fall, He’ll catch you. If He wants you to go a certain way, He’ll open a door for you. If God doesn’t want you to go that way, you’ll meet a closed door.
Can God be silent?
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 do you know when God is telling you something?
3 Indicators That God Is Trying To Communicate With You
- Repetitive Messages. Repetition is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention.
- Friendly Fire. Another obvious way God tries to get your attention is through your friends.
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.