Why Doesn’t God Hear Me?
I’m not a religious person, just someone who love God and wants his will for my life. No I’m not perfect either, just a sinner redeemed by the blood of the lamb – Jesus. Yesterday I asked a variety of questions many of us ask when we don’t see our prayers being answered, at least not the way we anticipated. Here are some of the questions I asked:
Why doesn’t God just take away the mountain?
Sometimes when we face an obstacle we can’t seem to handle. We cry out to God to “fix it” for us. When we see it’s still there we say God just didn’t hear us or he was busy with someone else or their problem was bigger, but those are just excuses.
James 4:2-3, he states, “You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”
If God knows my needs why doesn’t he do something?
John 9:31 ESV And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
Why isn’t God on my side?
We think of ourselves like a football team with God our biggest fan. We want to win and because God is on our side we don’t understand when the other side wins.
I like the way Abraham Lincoln put it, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
Do you know that God loves you most of all?
In fact God is no respecter of persons, but loves each of us unconditionally and it is his desire for each of us to reside with him in heaven eternally where sin does not exist.
There are many who still think doing good works (being kind to or helping people and giving money to the church) will get you into heaven. After all why would a loving God send anyone to hell?
A Sunday School teacher asked her class what must I do to go to heaven?
Be nice to people? – No
Help others? – No
Give to the church? – No
Finally she asked little Johnny, – How do I get to heaven?
His answer, – You must be dead!
We must die to self and live for God as if our eternal life depends on it, because it does.
We are sinful men, born into a world of sin and must be purified to be rid of sin. There is only one way to heaven and that is through the blood of Jesus, shed for the forgiveness of sin.
John 3:16 KJV 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
A life without God is a life without hope, but with God all things are possible.
1 John 4:8 – Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
We are not promised a life without trouble, sorrow, or disappointment. God brings the rain upon all, rich, poor, or slave or free. It is how we handle them – on our own or with God?
A beautiful poem written by Mary Fishback Powers called Footprints in the Sand:
“Footprints walking by the seashore – When you saw only one set of footprints in the sand, it was then that I carried you.”
God never fails. When I’m at my lowest – he picks me up. – I am the Real Truckmaster!