11 Feb 6 Things to Remember When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered
Sometimes we get discouraged and furious when our prayers seem unanswered. There 7 things to keep in mind while waiting on your prayers.
1. Exam Your Relationship
When God doesn’t answer your prayers in a timely manner, consider your relationship with God. Do you pray daily? Do you pray multiple times a day? Are you fasting? Do you read the Bible daily? How much time do you make for God? God already know what you need in your heart but without a good relationship with God, your prayers might be delayed. In order to have a good relationship with God you will need to yearn to connect with him, understand him, imagine what it would be like to be him, etc. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness. – Isaiah 26:9.
2. Exam Yourself
Do you exam yourself to see if you’re living the life as Jesus would? Are you sinning? You should try to run away from sin, and exam your life everyday to see if you are committing a sin against. Some people might do certain things that they think it’s harmless but it’s a sin. For example if you’re a person who is always gossiping, this might be the sin that is delaying your prayers. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33.
3. Patience Builds Faith
To have faith in God is trusting and waiting patiently for him. You can’t expect to have your prayers answered all the time at a fast pace. Then you’re not building faith but haven’t an expectation on God. Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. – Isaiah 40:31.
4. Spiritual Battles
Sometimes your prayers are delayed due to demons in your life. These demons can be a spiritual spouse, demons from your family side, or your spouse’s demons. Each time we pray, God sends an angel to deliver the answer to the prayer. However sometimes there are battles between that angel and the demons in your life. In The Book of Daniel, Angel Gabriel told Daniel that he came to answer his prayer but was captured by one of the principalities of darkness. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. Daniel 10:13.
5. Unclear Answers
When God answers our prayers sometimes in a way that is unclear to us. Sometimes we think God hasn’t answered our prayers but he already has. It might be the way you want it to be answered but it is answered. God knows what is best for you more than you do.
Your prayer may need a bigger grace to be answered. You may need to see a pastor or prophet to pray for you. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. – Matthew 10:41.