Why Are Our Prayers Unanswered?

I posted before an entry about asking, seeking and knocking.  It talks about praying, asking God and working with Him. Here’s another one about praying that we all must be aware.

I’ve heard it often – “I’ve been praying but it’s not being given.  I’ve been asking and knocking on God’s door but He’s not answering me…” – something along those lines.  I’ve even heard worse, that God is not just, that how could God allow such evil and not hear his prayer of justice, that how could God let the wicked triumph, to the point that some would mock and ridicule God’s goodness and mercy.  It’s painful to hear when people question God’s authority and talk like God can be right or wrong in His decisions just because what a person want was not given to him.

I would often reply with silence, with a smile or a simple phrase – “in God’s time.”  And only God knows when that is.  Safest answer, I guess.  I’m not very much into debating with people about God’s purpose in their lives, but I can write about it, I’d write them letters if that’s a way to get through them.

In the letter of James, Continue reading

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