5 Reasons Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

The Bible says to pray without ceasing, and it promises that God hears all of your requests.

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Much of the time, though, it can seem like you just aren’t getting through. It can be hard to keep on praying when you feel neglected.

But you have to remember that God is sovereign, and He has His reasons for making you wait.

Here are five reasons your prayers haven’t been answered:

1. It’s Not the R​​​​​​​​​ight Time

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Sometimes the best solution for an unanswered prayer is patience.

You can’t expect every prayer to be answered within the next hour, week, month, or even year.

God’s timing is perfect, and just because He hasn’t acted yet doesn’t mean He won’t. No bad situation can last forever.

You just have to wait out the storm.

2. God Has Something Better in Mind

Romans 8:28 Bible Verse

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

We tend to think we know what’s best for us. But we can’t see into the future.

Why would God give us what we want if He knows it will only destroy us later on?

If God is saying no, He is doing it for our benefit.

3. You Don’t Have Faith

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Matthew 21:22: “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

We will get what we ask for, if and only if we have faith. You can’t just mutter a halfhearted prayer and then expect nothing to happen.

If you really want something to happen, you have to believe it will. Faith is a sign that you trust God completely to deal with your situation.

Until you have that trust, your desires are worthless.

4. He’s Waiting on YOU

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Have you ever thought about the possibility that the answer to your prayer is you?

God uses all kinds of people to carry out His will, and you are no exception.

For example, if you pray for a job, you can’t just at home all day. You have to actually make an effort to get a job. God isn’t going to hand everything to you on a silver platter.

Sometimes you have to work for the things you want the most.

5. They Are – You Just Aren’t Aware of It

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God works in crazy ways sometimes. He’ll do anything to get to you, but are you running the opposite direction?

Sometimes the answer is right next to us- we just have to turn around.

We can get so caught up in our worries and fears that we forget our hope in God.

We can lose the answer in the search for the answer. Stop looking in the dark, and open up your eyes. As you can see, unanswered prayers aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They’re just a reflection of who you are and a test of patience at the least.

So next time you find yourself wondering when your prayer will be answered, just consider this:

John 9:31 Bible Verses

“We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.” John 9:31

Ezekiel 3:3 He said to me, “Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you.” Then I ate it; and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Ezekiel 16:13 Thus you were decked with gold and silver. Your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered work. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and you prospered to royal estate. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Ezekiel 16:19 My bread also which I gave you, fine flour, oil, and honey, with which I fed you, you even set it before them for a pleasant aroma; and so it was,” says the Lord Yahweh. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Ezekiel 20:6 in that day I swore to them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Ezekiel 20:15 Moreover also I swore to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands; In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Ezekiel 27:17 “‘“Judah and the land of Israel were your traders. They traded wheat of Minnith, confections, honey, oil, and balm for your merchandise. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Matthew 3:4 Now John himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Mark 1:6 John was clothed with camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Luke 24:42 They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Revelation 10:9 I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, “Take it, and eat it. It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.” In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations Revelation 10:10 I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth. When I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.

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