3 Good Reasons For Unanswered Prayers.

3 Good Reasons For Unanswered Prayers.

Three reasons for unanswered prayersEveryone wants their prayers to receive fast answers, like immediately! We all want God’s “suddenly” to happen for us, we would be very excited for the answer to come to us while we are still on our knees before we say amen. While this can happen, it is not always so, other wise we will not have the need to “wait” on God like He says.

The first thing to do when prayers are not answered is to check the following:
-You are part of God’s family
-You are not in sin
-Your demand is in line with His word
-Your faith is strong and unwavering
-Your motive is right
-You are walking in love

God is perfect and very true to His word, plus He has our best at heart. If all of those boxes are checked in the affirmative then God might be holding back for the following reasons:

1. It Is Not Good For You.
God is too good a Father to allow us have what would hurt us, no matter how hard we pray… or cry. This brings to mind a true story of a young man who asked his mum why one of his eyes was blind. She told him how a pair of scissors was taken from him while he played with it as a baby, but because he cried so hard and loud, she was moved by his cry and asked that the scissors be given back to him in order to pacify him. Then while he played with it he dug it into his eye and was blinded. Enraged, the young man yelled at his mum and said to her, “So because I was crying so hard you let me play with what could hurt me!” He picked a pair of scissors and dug into his mother’s eye and blinded her too. Very heart breaking story I know.

Someone once said that he prayed and prayed for a particular lady to give him a “yes” for marriage but it didn’t happen. Marriage is good, very good, but it is not every person that is good for us.

Maybe that car you so desire is not good for you; it might have a default that will cost a life. It could be a good-looking business after a long time of dryness but God will not let you in because He knows it will only bring ruin. So just trust God’s judgment and be at peace, know He has your best interest at heart. God does not want to give you that which will hurt you…

… I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future. Jeremiah 29:11 (ERV)

2. It Is Not The Right Time.
It may be that you are not ready for what you want at the moment. God may have looked at the surrounding conditions at the time and judged that it will not be to your advantage to receive that blessing when you asked. God is a God of process, and sometimes we must wait on the process and mature before He lets us have certain things.

God has blessed us with so many promises in His word but He does not let us have them all at once. Take David for instance, God anointed him king but kept him from the throne until the right time; after Saul and Jonathan’s deaths.

Some of God’s promises for you are for an appointed time; be patient while you wait on God, your wait will neither be forever nor in vain.

To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven: He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 (AMP)

3. God Has Something Better In Mind.
I will always remember the story I heard of a King who asked a golf player to demand anything he wanted as a gift for honouring his invitation. The golfer asked for a golf club, and was so anxious to receive it, going to the mail day after day to check if it has arrived. Days turned to several months but in the end the king gave him a huge land of already built and ready golf course.

Also a man told of how he fell in love with a house while he was house hunting and prayed and fasted to have that particular house, he lost the deal and was very disappointed. But as he continued his search he found a bigger and better house at a far cheaper rate than the former one and he sealed the deal with ease.

Sometimes when God does not give us what we want it is because He has something far better in mind for us. God always want to give us His very best and we must trust Him enough to wait on and for Him.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 (AMP)

I say this because I know the plans that I have for you.” This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future. Jeremiah 29:11 (ERV)

Is there something you are waiting for, is your trust in shape?

 


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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, She is a minister of the gospel, an author, a speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God!

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  1. […] read this article to find out why you are not receiving from God. It might be the key to your […]

  2. Insightful post sis. Sometimes, ‘NO’ is an answer.

    1. Yes it is, though hard to accept sometimes.

  3. This post is very encouraging….the bible sums it up in Eccl 3:11..he has made all things beautiful in its time

    1. I am glad it is my friend, His timing is indeed perfect.

  4. So true! When I’m dealing with unanswered prayer, the verse you mentioned, Isaiah 55:8-9, is the one I turn to. I memorized it a long time ago and I quote it often.

    1. Very encouraging scriptures Patty. Thanks for coming by and leaving your thoughts, I hope you will come by often, have a super blessed week!
      Love

  5. Great post I think it being not the right time is a big one for me. We never understand why it can’t happen when we want but the Lord has saved me from many many things. So I am thankful for not getting everything I want

    1. So true, His “wait” or “no” is always for our good.
      Thanks for coming by, do have a super blessed day!
      Love

  6. Thank you for your wonderful post, Ugochi, it is a blessing! God’s plans always have what is best for us in mind, and we need to have trust and patience. Blessings to you!

    1. Praise God Connie! I appreciate you!

  7. This is great. I have to remind myself to be patient sometimes because I know things will end up working the way they are supposed to, even if it doesn’t seem right at the time. So important to remember!

    1. So important Jennifer, patience is something we must work hard on.
      Thanks for visiting, have a super blessed week!
      Love

  8. I agree 100% once I started learning this I saw life and prayer so differently!

    1. Amen! It also made a huge difference on mine. Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving your thoughts, have a super blessed week!
      Love

  9. Thank you for writing such a great post. I know these truths, but I still must be reminded of the WORD. The Bible clearly states that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD. As I read this post, I could hear every word in my spirit. Thanks for giving word to my spirit man! Have a blessed weekend!

    1. Amen!!! I am grateful this was a blessing to you. God be praised!!!
      Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note, do have a super blessed weekend!!!
      Love

  10. Ugochi, I shared this on Facebook but it is too good not to also reblog it! I’ll make sure there are links back to your site.

    Thanks & many blessings to you & your family!
    ~Anna

    1. Thanks a lot Anna! Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate you very much and I give God all the praise.

  11. Ugochi, I’m so glad you began this wonderful post by asking us to first ‘check ourselves’.
    So many of my fervent prayers have been answered by our Abba Father. Many times they’ve been answered by:
    “Not yet.” “No way!” “I’ve got something so much better for you.”
    He ALWAYS has His best for us… whether we ever realize it or not!
    Thanks for this post!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary

    1. My story too Mary, God IS amazing!
      Thanks a lot for coming by and sharing here!
      Do have a super blessed day!
      Love

  12. This is all so true & yet again right on time! 🙂

    1. Amen Susie!
      Thanks for coming by, do have a super blessed day!
      Love

  13. Amen sis Amen!

    1. And amen!

  14. I remember giving those same reasons to one of my teens about praying about a relationship he was in:) I also learned raising these boys that a prayer sent out goes on a journey sometimes maybe 5 minutes maybe 15 years before it comes back answered:) Love your list – love we think alike:)

    1. That’s the way it works, sometimes we have immediately, sometimes we have to be patient sometimes really enduring.
      But god does answer…
      Thanks for coming by today, hope to see you more often, do have a super blessed day.
      I am glad we think alike too.

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