How to Have Faith When Prayers Are Not Answered – Beloved Women - April 16, 2019
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. - Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV
When it seems life is falling apart, we might throw one last ‘hail mary’ prayer request out there in hopes God will fix the situation. But what happens when healing doesn’t come, rebellious children stay the same, or we still lose our job?
It’s always a mistake to wrap our faith in God around the fulfillment of our dreams. The foundation of our faith is not built on everything going our way or happily ever after endings. As children of God, we live from a place of peace and confidence in God’s character. The Bible tells us: “If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13 NIV)
Whether or not your situation looks the way you wanted, you can still trust God has your best in mind because we serve a God who doesn’t change his commitment to love you.
Abba Father, after all our grumblings over unanswered prayers, we are grateful You still call us Yours. When the miracle doesn’t look the way we prayed for, please help us to remember the truth about who You are: a faithful God who keeps his covenant of love. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray. Amen.
When your prayers go unanswered, do you take matters into your own hands or hold onto faith that God is going to work it out? Does your faith need a little more staying power in the face of unanswered prayers?
Find more encouragement from Trisha Keehnhere.
Want to learn how to study the Bible for yourself? The LIFE Bible Journal teaches you how while helping you to intentionally study God’s Word. Each study page guides you through your personal Bible study helping you to practically understand and apply God’s Word to your everyday life. See how simple and rewarding Bible study can be with the LIFE Bible Journal. Click here to get your LIFE Bible Journal today!
© 2019 by Trisha Keehn. All rights reserved.