Why God isn’t Answering Your Prayers

prayerPsalm 66:18:

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

God will not hear the prayers of someone who is cherishing sin in their heart. We need to be completely honest and sincere with God. If there is any sin in our lives which we have not given over to the Lord, our relationship with God will be compromised.

If we say in our heart, I will give everything to the Lord except my lustful thoughts, or my liquor drinking, or my temper; God will not honor us. God honors those who honor Him. It is only after we make a complete surrender to the Lord that He may bless us with answered prayer.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we have to start living a completely sinless life before God fulfills our prayers. Don’t get me wrong. We could be struggling with a certain sin. We may honestly want to stop lusting or drinking; and we may be praying to God for his mercy and strength over those matters. And He will honor our prayers. What’s important, however, is that we are seeking God in the matter and that we are fighting the battle to overcome it.

Whatever your struggle is, give it over to God. Rest assured that He will aid you as long as you are not holding any of your sinful desires back. And if you are wondering why your prayers aren’t being answered, examine yourself to see if there is any area in your life that you have surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Salvation & Sanctification

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Psalm 56:13:

For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

The statement that King David made above is also applicable to the Christian experience. God has delivered us from death—the penalty of sin. Jesus died for our sins on the cross so we don’t have to. Along with saving us, God also enables us to walk, that is to live, according to His Word.

Second Peter 1:3-4 puts it this way:

…his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

In other words, we are not only saved from the penalty of sin, we are also saved from the power of sin. We don’t have to sin. Moreover we shouldn’t be sinning. That is what God wants to teach us. Not only so we can be a glory to His name and blessing to others in this life, but so we can prepare for the eternal life of righteousness to come.

May God be with you in your daily walk with Him. God bless you.

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