I don’t know about you but I have thought about this question many times. There have been many prayers I have prayed my whole life, God still hasn’t answered. Does that mean he doesn’t care? Does it mean God isn’t listening? I pray this post encourages you to know that God indeed is listening and he cares and loves you very much.
I have heard many say ‘God didn’t answer my prayer, that must mean he doesn’t love me.’ Even though it may be true God doesn’t answer all of your prayers the way you want them, he isn’t a genie in the bottle waiting to grant your every wish. God doesn’t work that way. He is our Father who loves us, who knows what is best for us, who sees the bigger picture and has the best plan ever for our lives. To not answer your prayer may mean that God has something better waiting ahead.
When our third child was born with a fatal kidney disease, my husband and I prayed for God to please heal our son and for him not to suffer anymore. We had so many people praying for healing for him. The day he went to heaven, many were angry (including us at first) and said I can’t believe God would not answer your prayer. Even though God didn’t answer our prayer the way we wanted, he indeed answered our prayer in a bigger way than we could ever imagines.
Our son is living the best life ever in heaven where there is no more pain or suffering, he awaits until one day we will see him again.
When I struggle with ‘Why isn’t God answering my prayer?’ ‘Why is this happening?’ ‘How will I ever get through this?’ I hold onto God’s promises that he is faithful, he loves me and cares about my every need. He is good all the time and I can rely on him for ALL of my needs.
When I am feeling defeated by my circumstances I think of…………..
The Israelites running away from the attack of the Egyptians. They cried out to God for help and protection and God provided a way through the Red Sea which provided them with a safe escape and toppled on top of their enemy.
Mary and Martha crying out to God, why didn’t you heal our brother Lazarus, to see him arise from the dead 3 days later.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abendengo in the fiery furnace how he kept them protected from the hot flames. There wasn’t a hair singed on their body and they didn’t even smell like smoke.
I think of Daniel in the lion den. God sent an angel to shut the mouths of those lions and Daniel was kept safe.
It may not seem a likely place to find hope in unanswered prayers, but know that God uses them for good. He will never waste your prayers or pain. Your prayers are like precious gold to him.
In your trials is where you will find hidden treasures of what God is trying to show you WHEN you allow him to have your struggles and pain.
Do you have unanswered Prayers? or Did God answer your prayers in a way you didn’t even think was possible?
Keep Praying. Never Stop. God is listening. He is always with you! God is Faithful! In God all things are possible! You never know what Prayers God will answer, know you can always trust in him and he his plans lead to the best life ever!
In God We can Find Comfort in our Trials.
In God We can Find our Hope despite devastation.
In God We can Find our Peace in the Storms.
In God We can Find Joy in our Struggles.
Keep Fighting the Good Fight with your Prayers!
What do you think God does with unanswered prayers? Did you find this post to be encouraging and helpful? Please share with others who are in need of prayer. For more encouraging messages, Subscribe to my blog to receive a weekly message of hope right to your inbox. I also post weekly on my Author Facebook Page. Join us for #13DaysofKindness starting April 7-20 where you can participate in doing acts of kindness visit www.bowenshope.com for more info!
I pray the God of hope will fill you with Peace as you Trust in Him! Have a Blessed week! I would love to hear from you! Leave Comments Below.