Does God answer prayer? Or then again maybe more direct, why doesn’t god answer my prayers?
This is maybe the most sincerely troublesome of the apparent multitude of inquiries we pose about prayers. We read of Jesus saying “in the event that you ask anything in my name I will do it”. We hear Jesus state, “The amount more will the Father give the Holy Spirit to the individuals who request it?” And yet our prayers don’t get replied. We supplicate and request that God recuperate our companions, our spouses, our husbands, our children and little girls. We figure, “Doubtlessly a caring God would have it in His will to mend.” And yet, God recuperates so seldom that when He does, we consider it a wonder, something strange. Normally, we request that God mend – and He doesn’t.
We make different solicitations. We request cash, we request cars, we request alleviation from stress; we request occupations; we request new openings. We ask that our folks would become Christians; we ask that our youngsters would become Christians. Furthermore, now and again God says “Yes.” But just at times. Our experience of addressed prayer doesn’t coordinate with Jesus’ sumptuous guarantee of “anything”.
But since we have Jesus’ guarantee, we’re hesitant to state, “God doesn’t answer prayer.” So we make pardons for Him. Our experience says that God is a liar, and we attempt to shield Him against our experience. We make statements like “God consistently answers prayer. Now and then He says “Yes”, now and again He says “No,” and some of the time He says “Hold up some time.” Or we state that God consistently replies voluntarily. We discuss how God does consistently mend – it’s simply that frequently recuperating comprises “taking the debilitated individual home.” It appears to be that we urgently need to clutch the conviction that God does, truth be told, hear our prayers and answer us.
Why would that be?
I trust it is a shrewdness that the Holy Spirit drives us into, to assist us with exploring the hole between our motivations in starting the Christian life, and God’s motivations for our life in Christ.
We definitely start our life in Jesus needing God to work as indicated by our wants. We need salvation; we need material favors; we need what we need when we need it. Also, even in the most significant transformation experience, we truly see God as one all the more method of getting what we need. Obviously our wants change, in any event a bit, when we convert – we presently need salvation, for instance – yet the hidden instrument of our craving hasn’t (yet) changed a whit.
God’s craving for us, then again, is to make us into animals who can completely take an interest in His life. He needs us great, completely occupied with the progression of adoration between the Father and the Son that produces the Holy Spirit. The hole between our wants and God’s craving is incredible to the point that it took Jesus’ passing to fill it. Furthermore, the cycle we should experience in traverse that hole executes us and our wants – and above all, the structure of our wants – similarly as positively as Jesus kicked the bucket.