Many of us have prayed for something haven’t we? Whether it’s a promotion at work, a baby, a spouse, more money, or healing, we’ve all prayed about our needs. In fact, the Bible encourages us to pray and ask God to provide. But what do you do when your prayers aren’t answered?

I’ve come across a number of people lately who have gone through this, including myself. My friend’s dad died of cancer, my other friend has been seriously ill, and another friend is facing a dire financial situation. They’ve prayed, and others have prayed, but God did not answer their prayer.

So what do you do when your prayers aren’t answered?

  • Trust God’s timing: He sees things from an eternal perspective and His timing is perfect.
  • Trust His love for you: When your prayers aren’t answered, the first thing we think is that God doesn’t love us. But He loves you more than you can comprehend! His love isn’t demonstrated by His answers to prayers. His love is demonstrated by the fact that He sent His only Son to die for your sins so that you can have a relationship with Him.
  • Trust His goodness: God is good, no matter what the circumstance screams back at you. Sometimes God delivers us out of the fight and sometimes He gives us the strength to fight. Can you still declare the truth of who God is even when you haven’t seen the outcome you were praying for? Can you declare that God is good; that He heals; that He provides even when you haven’t seen it yet?

There’s this awesome verse in Psalm 119:68 that says:

“You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees.”

When you haven’t seen the answer to your prayer just yet, hold onto this truth that God is good and that He does good. Trust Him that He knows what He is doing with your life.

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