From my last post i said i would write about Foundation and unanswered prayers. Here we go brethrens…
You must First begin a relationship with God. Here is why, imagine a guy named James asks the senator of the County to co-sign a car loan for him. If James doesn’t personally know the senator,the car loan is not going to happen. Yet if the daughter of this senator asked her dad to co-sign a car loan for her, it would be no problem. Relationship matters.
With God,when the person is actually a child of God,when the person belong to God,he knows them and hears their prayers. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know me.. My sheep listen to my voice,i know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish;no one can snatch them out of my hand.4
When it comes to God then,do you really know him and does he know you? Do you have a relationship with him warrants God answering your prayers?
Will God definitely answer your prayers?
For those who do know him and rely on him, Jesus seems to be wildly generousin his offer. “if you remain and my words in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you”..5. To ‘remain’ in him and his words remain in them means they conduct their lives aware of him,relying on him, listening to what he says. They they’re be able to ask him whatever they want. God answer s our prayers according to his will. That is according to his wisdom, love for us, his holiness …e.t.c.
What about “unanswered” prayers?
Certainly people get sick, even die; financial problems are real, and all sorts of very difficult situations can come up. What then?
God tells us to give our concerns to him. Even as the situation remains dismal, “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” 12 The circumstances may look out of control, but they aren’t. When the whole world seems to be falling apart, God can keep us together. This is when a person can be very grateful that they know God. “The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 13 God may provide solutions, resolutions to the problem WAY beyond what you imagined possible. Probably any Christian could list examples like this in their own lives. But if the circumstances do not improve, God can still give us his peace in the midst of it. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” 14
It is at this point (when circumstances are still tough) that God asks us to continue to trust him — to “walk by faith, not by sight” the Bible says. But it’s not blind faith. It is based on the very character of God. A car traveling on the Golden Gate Bridge is fully supported by the integrity of the bridge. It doesn’t matter what the driver may be feeling, or thinking about, or discussing with someone in the passenger seat. What gets the car safely to the other side is the integrity of the bridge, which the driver was willing to trust.
In the same way, God asks us to trust his integrity, his character…his compassion, love, wisdom, righteousness on our behalf. He says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” 15 “Trust in him at all times, O people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. ”
- 1 John 5:14
- Isaiah 30:18
- Jeremiah 31:3