What Happens If God Doesn’t Give Me What I Ask For?
When we pray, we don’t see what lies ahead; God does. God sees what lies ahead and the dangers associated with what we’re asking for; sometimes there is no danger, and sometimes God says, “Sure, let’s do this.”
God wants us to get in the habit of praying
If we pray for things that will benefit God’s Kingdom, why should we expect Him to give them to us? Philippians 4:6 tells us to bring “everything” to God in prayer, but it doesn’t say that God will answer every prayer the way we think. James 4:3 says, “You want only what will give you pleasure.” If we pray for things that will benefit God’s Kingdom, why should we expect Him to give them to us?
God wants us to be filled with only His Spirit
If you’re not sure if you’re living in sin, bring it to God in prayer and ask Him to put it on your heart. If you’re not sure if you’re living in sin, bring it to God in prayer and ask Him to put it on your heart.
God wants the best for His children
When God blesses us, His ways are perfect, and they are “true” blessings; the things we ask for may appear to us as a Knight in Shining Armor, but they will soon turn against us; when we wait for the Lord to bring us blessings that He wants us to have, they will be true blessings.
A quick thought about our money
How can we expect God to generously answer our prayers if we are unwilling to tithe first? Jesus tells us to tithe in Matthew 23:23, and God loves and blesses a cheerful giver, according to Malachi 3:10.
Okay, so how should I respond when God doesn’t respond the way I expect?
When we ask God for something and He doesn’t give it to us, we have two options: throw a fit or try to say, “Not my will, but Yours.” It will take some practice, but as our love for God grows, so will our understanding.
I encourage you to keep praying to God and asking for what you want and need; get right with God and put Him first in your life; seek Him more than self-gratification, and He will respond in ways you’ve never imagined.
Why are my prayers not answered?
If you ask for something that is contrary to God’s will, you will not receive it. – God will not answer your prayers if they are motivated by selfish motives and driven by a hidden pride in your heart.
How do you get God to give you what you want?
God can answer vague prayers, but being specific creates a stronger bond between you and Him. Tell God what you want or need and ask Him to provide it for you.
What does the Bible say about not getting what you want?
True contentment comes from accepting Christ and believing that in Him you will have everything you need. Here are some verses that speak to how to find true contentment in Christ: Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I speak from a position of want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am in.
What does the Bible say about not knowing what to pray for?
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for wordsu201d (Romans 8:26 ESV). Sometimes we can’t bring ourselves to pray because we don’t want to be hypocritical.
What is the prayer that never fails?
There are none who can withstand Your power, Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee (three times).
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.
How do you make God hear you?
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.
Does God care about what I want?
God is able to do abundantly more than we can ask for, think about, or pray for, just as Solomon was able to do abundantly more than we can ask for, think about, or pray for. God’s heart is to do even more than you are asking for.
How do you get a response from God?
What Can I Do to Receive God’s Answers?
- Practice Serious Reflection.
- Write It Down.
- Ask: Is There More?
- Invite Revelation.
- Move Forward in Faith. I sometimes assume that God will simply give me revelation because it’s obvious that I need His help and guidance in my life.
What does God say about treating others?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you; in other words, if you want to be treated with kindness, treat others with kindness. “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend without expecting anything in return, and your reward will be great.”
What the Bible says about being happy?
u201cTake delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart,u201d Psalm 37:4 says, and Psalm 126:2 says, u201cOur mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.u201d In fact, God tells us to be happy more times in Scripture than any other command.
What does the Bible say about complaining?
“Complaining about your circumstances is a sin because it denies God a chance,” Fran, 8, says. Remember this truth: “Do everything without complaining or disputing, so that you may become blameless and harmless children of God” (Philippians 2:14-15).
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.
Is there a wrong way to pray?
There is no wrong way to pray; people need assurance that what they are doing is correct. Just as children each have their own way of communicating with their parents, we have our own way of communicating with God.
Does the Bible tell us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).