Unanswered Prayers?!

Is God listening to me and if so, when will He answer me? Yes of course, our prayers never land on deaf ears and God will never leave us hanging. God responds to our prayers with ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ or ‘Wait’. When your prayers appear to go unanswered, you may need to evaluate your motivation behind your prayer. God not only hears our words in prayer, He also discerns our hearts (Hebrews 4:12). The apostle James writes, ‘When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives’ (James 4:3). In other words, your prayers will go unanswered when the motive behind them is spawned out of your own selfish desires. This is just one of many obstacles that can impedes God’s response to our prayers. Proverbs 16:2 says, “All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.” Because the human heart is very deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9), we can easily fool ourselves about our own motives. Conversely, the right motivation is always found in a surrendered heart. I John 5:14 confirms that when we pray according to God’s will, plan and purpose He not only hears us, He will also grant us that prayer. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “God will always answer our prayers: “This is GOD’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as GOD: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’


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3 Responses to Unanswered Prayers?!

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  2. John Eli says:

    Jeremiah 33:3 is 🔥
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Great post.


  3. An inspiring post! Our prayer should be coming from our hearts. I can relate on this self-motive prayer. Thank you for sharing. God bless!


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