Have there ever been times when you prayed to God but never heard back? You could occasionally feel so desperate for God to hear your prayers. So it's really simple to succumb to hopelessness when you do not receive a response soon away.
In three ways, God responds to prayers: yes, no, and wait. Naturally, you want the affirmative response. But don't get into the trap of believing that God only responds to prayers when you get a “yes” to them. He sometimes responds by saying “no.” And it's alluring to think that because God didn't say yes, your request was never answered.
Keep in mind that God is aware of what is best for you. He cares about your wellbeing. Therefore, He won't say yes to something He already knows isn't ideal for you. He cares about you too much to do that.
Waiting is possibly the most challenging response. How long should I wait? What if you keep praying but nothing happens? Why should I wait when I frequently need what I want right away.
Additionally, it can frequently feel as though God is uncaring or hasn't heard you while you wait.
You, my devoted. You are being patiently taught by God. You receiving eternal life is His only wish for you. The patience-building benefits of waiting. Patience develops character.
God provides for your needs rather than your wants because He knows what is best for you, my child. Just because you haven't received an answer to your prayers does not mean that God has abandoned you. while you were so anxious for a response. You could have thought God was ignoring you.
Dearest faithful, I can tell how committed you are to obeying God's laws. also in following the road of righteousness. You could think that God is unfair at times. Despite your faithfulness to HIM, He has not heard your requests. You might not understand why He wouldn't have given you what you wanted, but He may not have. But keep in mind that He sees you through the eyes of heaven. He has a clear vision of the future and understands the consequences of giving in. One day, He wants you to live in His dominion. Some “yes” responses will stop you from doing that.
You don't always know what is best, and I want to remind you of that as your mother. There are instances when what you think is best for you and what God has in mind for you are drastically different. Despite the fact that you only have one request, God has five blessings in store for you. Keep your faith in Him strong and rely on His promise. He cares deeply about you and wants the best for you.
When you pray but the Lord doesn't answer, my child, ask for my assistance and I will help you wait on the Lord. Being left waiting alone might be stressful, and because you are human, you are likely to feel weary quickly. However, while you wait in company, you rarely notice the passing of time since you have company. Since I'm your mother, I am aware of how impatient you can be by virtue of being a human. I shall therefore be by your side while you wait for something.
My dear, when you've cried out to the heavens, have patience and let God handle things in His time and in His way. Your prayers may be about to be answered at times. However, you resume your whining and your faith is shaken. Keep your faith strong while you're waiting. Call out to me and ask that I use my intercession to help your prayer be heard.
Because I love you so much and consider myself to be your mother, I'll always be available to keep you company and provide you with encouragement. Particularly if you're in the waiting area.
Hands Together In Prayer
Dearest mother, your child is appreciative of your unwavering love and support. I respect you and I ask that your love guide me always and grant me the patience to wait when the heavens are silent in response to my prayers.