When God isn’t Answering Your Prayers
You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.
And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
This has been a really huge contention among believers, unanswered prayers. Many people are curious to know what actually happens. Does God ignore my prayers? or does He not just want to answer me? Well, our key scripture throws more light on this.
Verse 2 of our key scripture speaks on one important thing:
Yet you don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.
Some people are complaining about unanswered prayers when for a fact, they haven’t been praying at all. Truth is to receive from God, you need to pray. When you pray, you are asking God to intervene in earthly affairs, so before we cab speak on prayers not being answered, you need to pray. Quit complaining you know, and pray, it’s productive and would actually solve the problem.
And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure
Now back to the issue of unanswered prayers, our key scripture opens our eyes to some truth. It says that prayers are not answered because the motives are selfish. Understand that prayer is not a selfish activity. It’s not a lottery ticket that you can use to gain anything selfish you desire, however it’s a medium through which you can further God’s agenda for your life and for the others. The scriptures speak about how sometimes, we don’t know what to pray, but the Holy Spirit helps us. It’s not that we don’t have desires that we want to pray about, but sometimes, even those desires are not the right thing to be requesting for. That’s why praying in tongues is just awesome. In it, you are praying in the Spirit and you are praying to the Spirit, and that’s Him helping us in prayer. You never get it wrong praying in the Spirit, praying in tongues, that way, you’ll never pray what doesn’t get answered
The best place to source for prayers is actually the word. Only there would you know God’s will and be able to pray it out. Keep on praying, God answers prayers.
Lord Jesus, I believe in the power of prayer, teach me to always pray, and receive in your name, amen.
Author – Gem