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I admit I get upset when God doesn't answer my prayers the way I think He should. Is He punishing me for something I've done, by refusing to answer my prayers?


If we refuse to repent of our sins and seek God’s forgiveness for what we’ve done, why should we expect God to answer our prayers? Then we’re treating Him with contempt, and we aren’t honestly seeking His will as we pray. The Bible says, “Your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2).

Does this mean we have to be perfect before God will answer our prayers? No, it doesn’t; after all, no one is perfect. But it does mean we should examine our lives and be sure we aren’t holding on to our sins, but have turned to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness we need. Have you opened your heart and life to Him? If not, the first prayer you need to make is to ask Christ to come into your life as your Savior and Lord.

Will God then answer all your prayers exactly the way you want Him to? No, He won’t—but the reason is because God knows what is best for you, and instead of “yes,” sometimes His answer is “no” or “wait.” We may not like that—but later we’ll realize that He was right and we were wrong.

Remember: We see only part of the picture—but God sees it all. And because He loves us, we can trust Him to answer our prayers according to what He knows is best for us—even when He says “no.” The Bible’s words are true: “As for God, his way is perfect … he shields all who take refuge in him” (Psalm 18:30).

Ask Christ to be your Lord and Savior.

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  1. jenny. says:

    Thank you.

  2. William Alvarez says:

    Amen. Praise the Lord.

  3. Dale says:

    I have been praying for a better job. I am so unhappy with my current job. The environment is awful. People always talking about people, saying bad things about certain people. I have to go to work. It is just a few people that do it but management will believe everything they say. I ask God to get me out of there.

  4. Mary says:

    Father, I need strong spiritual guidance in my life and a closer relationship with God, help me to stay true and continue with you as my Savior and my Lord

  5. Mary says:

    Please Heavenly Father, I ask you hold heartedly to be my Savior and Lord, I’m scared and need help staying obedient.

  6. Sharon Gibson says:

    Just wanted to thank God for saving me.