What do you do when your prayers are not answered?

Why is my prayer not answered?

– As long as your prayers are for selfish motives, driven by pride hidden in your heart, God will not answer them. … – If you knowingly condone sin, whether it’s happening to you or to someone else, and you don’t correct them, you ‘regard iniquity in your heart’ and thus should forget about God answering your prayers.

What do you do when God isn’t answering your prayers?

Here are three easy ways:

  • Evaluate your desires. Why don’t we feel like God is answering? …
  • Speak Truth to yourself. When we remember God’s promises to us from His Word, we’re able to keep our heads faced forward on the path He has for us. …
  • Rest in Him.

Is it God’s fault for our unanswered prayers?

When in reality the very things we are asking for could lead us away from God and towards destruction. So God simply chooses to leave that prayer unanswered for our own good. So still do not expect all your prayers to be answered and also understand that if some prayers go unanswered it is probably to protect you.

What does the Bible say about hindering prayers?

When you harbor resentment, offense, bitterness, or anger toward another person it blocks your prayers. This isn’t my opinion. Jesus says in Mark 11:25, “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

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Why does God sometimes delay?

“God delays because we ask him for the wrong reasons,” says Mackenzie, 11. Our own lusts or selfish desires drive us into temptation. Many of God’s delays are simply unanswered prayers from either immature Christians or carnal Christians who are filled with themselves instead of God’s Holy Spirit.

Why does it feel like God is not listening?

In Psalm 139: 23 the psalmist is humbly crying out to God to search his heart and reveal any hurtful attitudes or anxiety, so that He may walk blamelessly WITH the Lord. So this is where I start when I feel God is not listening to my cries to Him, at repentance.

Why does God keep punishing me?

Feeling like you’re being punished by God is normal for two reasons: 1) life is filled with difficult losses, terrible tragedies, and dry stretches of boredom and loneliness; and 2) you are human, which means you screw up. You make mistakes, hurt others, fail to live up to your own standards, and let people down.