We struggle with the apparent silence from Heaven that we sometimes feel we get when we find ourselves in crisis or perceived need.
Why Haven't You Answered My Prayer G-d!?
Ever try to fix something that’s not broken and sometimes “fixed” it till it did break? Well, that is how G-d showed me some of our prayer requests, our perceived needs are. Really, being finite and lack of use of ones spiritual being can cause this blindness that result in disappointment. What am I saying here? Well, sometimes a crisis, or what we perceive as a crisis crops up in our life and we despair, pray and pray and it seems G-d is ignoring us, and our plea for aid falls like a meteor upon our heads. We begin to question G-d, even become disappointed and angry with Him, when in fact we attempted to request something be fixed that wasn’t broken.
I see almost every single person I run into with a perceived need of one sort or another; a job, a healing, a revelation, money is needed and when it does not come or things do not pan out as we expected G-d inevitable gets the blame, even if we do not verbalize it we feel such disappointment and doubt in our hearts.
I mused, G-d, why aren’t these people getting their answers, why are so many people in need today!? And G-d said this to me:
James 4:2-3 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask notYe ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.
Luke 11:9-13 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto youFor every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Mat 6:7-8 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Psalm 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous [sins]; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
1Cor. 13:12-13 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.
Bottom line is what we may perceive as needs are not really needs in G-d’s eyes and what we perceive as the needed and proper answer is not answers G-d knows we need and so therefore we ignore or totally miss the answer all together because or our narrow minded finiteness.
James 1:3 Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
G-d is never late, sometimes early, but always on time. He is allowing such distressing circumstances to befall us so as to build our spiritual muscle called faith. What is true in regards to physical body building, “No pain, no gain,” is true in spirit body building.
I Tim. 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Like the children of Israel way in the back of the Exodus beeline out of Egypt who could not see the Red Sea but only Pharaoh in hot pursuit must have wondered where G-d was in their time of need, then BOOM! The Sea parts and Pharaoh is drowned!
Phil. 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Eph. 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Sometimes our minds do not know what we need and our native tongue does not know how ask for it and that is where praying in the spirit comes in or confessing as such:
Mark 9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Such a beautifully honest prayer that I unashamedly confess I have prayer on numerous occasions.
Beloved, hang in there, your sea will part, but be open for it to part in an unexpected manner, do not be so ridged that it stifles your faith and ties G-d’s hands by the cords of unbelief.