Why aren't you answering my prayer the way I want?
Life is hard.
Things rarely go as planned.
We all have losses, defeats and problems that won't go away no matter how much we work, learn and pray. In those moments we ask the WHY questions
You should understand what God want from you. Many of my prayer did not got answer from God. I ask God give me money (good job) to feed my family, but I got Job problem and did not good salaries. This is I can share with you. God bless you.
Thank goodness God does not always answer our prayers the way we want. THe reason He is because God loves us too much
There are many scriptures on prayer and why God does or does not grant what we ask in prayer. James 4:3 comes to mind: "You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures." Those who follow the 'name it and claim it' or the 'prosperity gospel' may fall into this category.
1 John 5:14-15 tell us, "This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him."
1 John 3:21-22 "Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight."
The heart we are to have before God is one of "Not my will, but Thy will be done." We need to trust Him as our Shepherd and trust in His Word, for He will not fail us. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
Praise God you have a job, as so many with families do not. I have been unemployed (when the recession hit) and have since had a job for the last two years now. I may not make what I used to, but I make enough to provide for my child's an my needs. Without or with a job, God sees me through. "The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want [Greek: chaser - to lack, need, be lacking, decrease]" (Ps 23:1).
I am blessed to be able to understand that prayer is a treasured blessing God gave us to communicate with him. He knows what we are going to say before we say it. I know sometimes our prayers are asking for things, and what we think might be the answer is not what is best. Sometimes we blame him for not saving our loved ones, and many other things, but he did not bring that upon them. I thought as I buried my son in a train accident why did he die? God knew he loved my son, because my son told me two days before he died that he was not afraid of death that he was saved. I did not blame God for it, but asked him to let him know how much I love him. So just know God knows what we need and feels for our suffering but never inflicts it upon us. He is there to hear us, when we need him the most.
Sometimes HE knows what is best for us. Your prayer may not be answered exactly as you think it should but most assuredly they are answered. Sometimes it is hard to see your prayer has been answered when you are in the midst of things and only in retrospect can you see your prayer was answered.
God promises to answer the prayers of His children. However, He does not promise to answer them in our timing or in the way that we desire. He is soverign and works everything toward His good and perfect plan. That is not to say that it is not hard and difficult in times such as these. Keep praying and drawing closer to God.
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