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Unanswered Prayer

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. -Psalm 32:8

I am part of a community of people who share a similar lifestyle to mine, consisting of both

Christians and non-Christians. Occasionally, I have heard individuals express doubts about the efficacy of prayer, which troubled me deeply. This prompted me to pray for them and to

research why prayers may seemingly go unanswered.

One thing I've discovered is that calling upon the name of the Lord and being saved is crucial in establishing a relationship with Christ, thereby giving us access to God. As we grow in our understanding of God and prayer, we realize that there may be reasons why He does not seem to answer our prayers. Sometimes, it could be due to our actions, while other times, it might be part of a lesson that God wants us to learn – such as patience, trust, or examining our motives. We can reflect on the quality of our relationship with God and ask Him to reveal the truth to us. In some cases, we may never fully comprehend why certain things happen, as illustrated in the Bible with the story of Job, who endured immense suffering yet witnessed how God worked in his life.

Regardless of what we are facing, whether it's a practical challenge or a spiritual need, we may need to assess our hearts and our relationship with Christ to see if any hindrances within our control may be preventing our prayers from being answered.

Heavenly Father, thank You for caring about the condition of our hearts and showing us that we must trust You in all aspects of our lives as we seek You for understanding and guidance.

This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church.

Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing, or use of this material is prohibited.

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