February 16, 2022

by Kimberly Hobbs 

Unanswered Prayer
Are you wondering why a specific prayer has been overlooked, or it seems no answer is close?
How many times do we ask God for something, expecting that He answers it our way? When you’re having questions wondering about what you want and having trouble discerning what God’s will might be, allow God to have access to your heart through prayer.
In my excitement, I sometimes think “wow, things are going so great that God will surely answer my prayer in the way I want it to happen!”, and then what happens? I wait. Unanswered prayers… hmmmm.
We must always remember to leave the manner and timing of answers to our prayers in God’s hands. He hears our heart and He knows our wants and needs. Don’t fret.
If we always assume God will do something one way or another, then we’ve lost perspective on God, who He is, and His timetable.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will LEARN to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
Strive to desire God’s will for your life. His will alone.
We need to remember to pray always, “God, if it be Your will.” Please remember, His ways are not our ways although He does want to give us the desires of our hearts but they must align with His perfect will for lives. Only God knows what that is. He holds the future. The lives of His sons and daughters are His first priority because of His unconditional love for us.
I have great news! Sometimes God decides to act even before we expect it! Sometimes He doesn’t. Trust God! Trust God’s timing! Trust God’s “will” to be done in your life. Understand His will. Re-read the scripture I included.
He sees our beginning to our end. His time is the best time.
No answer to prayer may be an answer.
He loves you, He is for you, not against you. Let’s be grateful for how He answers our prayer whether it goes our way or does not or it goes unanswered in our way of processing…often times we find people relieved and thanking God for “unanswered prayers.”