4 Reasons God Might Not Be Answering Your Prayers

4 Reasons God Might Not Be Answering Your Prayers

4 Reasons God Might Not Be Answering Your Prayers
Share on Facebook

Here are four good reasons God may not be answering your prayers.

Unforgiving

Maybe God isn’t answering your prayer or prayers because you hold a grudge against someone who has hurt you. If you’ve not forgiven them, then you have an obstacle between you and God. Jesus once addressed this situation when He said “whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses” (Mark 11:25), so “if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matt 6:15).

Regarding Sin

The psalmist nails this down nicely by writing, “If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened”(Psalm 66:18), because “If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination” (Prov 28:9). Even further, Isaiah wrote, “When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood”(Isaiah 1:15). This last verse was written to Judah, however the same principle applies that if we are living in sin, God will not answer our prayers.

New Get the daily Faith In The News Story in your FB messenger. Just click the blue button to get started

We’re Not F.A.T.

The acronym, “F.A.T” is among my favorites but it has nothing to do with a person’s weight. What this stands for is God isn’t looking for more religious people but people who are F.A.T. or are Faithful, Available, and Teachable. If you are faithful, then you’ll be available to be used by God. If you’re available, then you’ll be teachable, and if you’re teachable, then you’re obviously faithful. It’s all tied into your being faithful, making yourself available, and then being teachable, so if you’re not faithful, God will not answer your prayers.

Isn’t Good for Us

James tells us that “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions” (James 4:3). I heard one man say that he was playing the lottery and praying to God to make him the winner so that he could help the poor in his community, but does God really need to use someone’s gambling winnings to help the poor? Doesn’t God own the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:1)? Why would he answer a prayer for someone trying to do something that He can do Himself? God may not answer our prayers if our heart’s not right with Him and we’re asking for the wrong reasons. God will not give us something that will hurt us.

Conclusion

God may not answer your prayer if your harboring a spirit of un-forgiveness against someone, or if you’re living in sin, and if you’re not being faithful, but also if it’s not good for us. God knows better than we do what we need and what we want is not always what we need. God knows the difference, even when we don’t.

May God richly bless you,


One Reply to “4 Reasons God Might Not Be Answering Your Prayers”

  1. I like what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work
    and exposure! Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve included you guys to our blogroll.
    It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and
    it’s time to be happy. I have read this put up and if
    I may I desire to counsel you some interesting issues or suggestions.
    Maybe you could write subsequent articles regarding this article.
    I wish to read even more things approximately it! Woah!
    I’m really loving the template/theme of this site. It’s simple,
    yet effective. A lot of times it’s difficult to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal.
    I must say you’ve done a amazing job with this. In addition, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Chrome.
    Superb Blog! http://goodreads.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *