...... It is so very important for us to believe that God hears our prayers!
One might say: "Why isn't God answering my prayers."
Do you have a situation in your life that you have prayed for and yet you receive NO ANSWERS?
I will confess that I have been guilty of searching for answers to this VERY QUESTION....for a very long time now!
I've had thoughts such as....
1. God Knows I love HIM. (so why doesn't he love me enough to answer my prayers?)
2. God knows all about my needs...(so why is HE not concerned)
3. And Oh....God knows that I believe in the Power of Prayer!
SO...WHY IS HE NOT COMING THROUGH AND MEETING MY NEEDS??
I have even had a conversation with God....asking HIM to please understand that I'm not asking for myself....my prayers are for others!
Doesn't this change the entire situation? Like...when we ask for answers in prayer...for other people?
And then....I have to STOP myself and remember God's words...John 15:7.
"If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done.!
OH BOY....this sounds wonderful, doesn't it?
What we (I) must realize is that God desires for me to ask in prayer....with a heartfelt expression of dependency and need.
First of all...my heart must be right with God. My relationship with the Lord must be PURE!
I can not expect to come before the Lord...seeking answers to my prayers and at the same time....be secretly trying to hide the sins in my life. I can not allow my iniquities to separate me from God.
God's WILL is what I must be seeking. HIS will and HIS timing!
Read the story of Abraham and Sarah....how God promised Abraham a son. In this Bible story, it is clear that God's mercy is sovereign and HIS will is accomplished regardless of human frailty.
I can not expect to have an effective prayer life...if I am only in halfway!!!!!
I am so thankful that I know the Lord....that I can trust HIM....that HE loves me....and HE cares about my concerns!
I must wait....even if the days turn in to weeks, and months, and years....
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