Are You Struggling with Unanswered Prayers?
Having Faith While You Wait for God to Answer Your Prayers
Waiting for God’s promises to come to pass is part of every Believer’s journey of faith. Even though it is part of your walk, it doesn’t mean it will be easy.
Unanswered prayers are some of the most challenging aspects of keeping the faith. We know that we need patience, which is a fruit of the Spirit, but as time ticks away we wonder…
- Did I hear God’s promise correctly?
- Will His promise really come to pass?
- What is standing in the way of my answered prayers?
Change is a process, and waiting is part of it. Often, we want circumstances and situations to change, yet we aren’t too quick to welcome the wait that is required.
If we wait with God’s timing in mind, we will find peace. However, if we wait according to our own timetable, we will find frustration, doubt, and unbelief.
How is a Believer supposed to overcome the tension that arises in the wait? Here are 3 keys to waiting for God’s timing…
When you make your requests known to God, and they align with His will, you then must move into a position of trust.
Think about it this way: If you're a parent whose child asks for something, and you acknowledge that you heard the request and promise to grant it, what's it like when your child asks for it over and over again?
You can tell, by the tone of his or her voice, if they are asking because they don’t trust you will follow through, or if it is something else.
Now, this is not to say you shouldn’t continually pray for the fulfillment of the promise, but it’s about where your heart is as you are praying (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
We would encourage you to give thanks for what is to come as you wait on God. This mindset of thanksgiving changes everything and positions you to receive the peace that God wants to give you.
As you wait, ask the Holy Spirit to remind you that God is the Creator of time. He knows what is best. When you honor God’s position as the Almighty, it reminds you of how powerful and sovereign He truly is.
“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.”—1 Corinthians 13:12
Your prayers will be answered and come to pass according to God’s will, be it in this life or the next.
- “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” –Matthew 21:22
- “…But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”—James 1:6
How to Have Faith While You Wait for God’s Promise of Answered Prayers
Step 1: Start by praying with a thankful heart. When you are waiting on the Lord to fulfill a promise, you can start to question His will. However, He tells you what His will is in His Word. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
The passage goes on to instruct you not quench the Spirit and despise prophecies. Instead, test things, hold fast to what is good, and abstain from evil.
Essentially, as you wait, don’t despise, or get frustrated, with the prophesied promise. Test it against God’s Word to ensure it is in alignment, hold on to it if it is, and shift your focus to what is good, pure, and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:6-9).
Step 2: Check out the resources below. We understand that waiting on God’s timing for an answered prayer needs support and encouragement. That’s why we’ve developed resources for you to use during your personal time. Use them as a springboard into your study and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you while you read them so that your strength can rise as you wait upon the Lord.
Step 3: Meditate and declare God’s Word. One of the most powerful things you can do during your season of wait is to continue to declare the promise with thanksgiving. Find verses that prophecy life into the promise.
For example, maybe you are praying for someone to come to know the Lord. Write down, meditate, and declare a verse such as 2 Peter 3:9 every day…
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Resources to Help You Have Faith While You Wait for Answered Prayers
- Why Some Prayers God Unanswered
Have you ever wondered why prayers go unanswered? A frequent response is, “God sometimes answers with, ‘No’ or ‘Wait.’” While yes, this is true, there could be other reasons for the seemingly silent response. Read the Full Article Here…
- How to Pray the Lord’s Prayer and Have What Is Written in Heaven Manifest on Earth
How many times have you read, heard, recited, or prayed the Lord’s Prayer? If you are like many in the Church today, the answer is probably hundreds of times. You might even have the Lord’s Prayer framed in your house somewhere.
Now, let me ask you another question. Have you felt as if the Lord’s Prayer doesn’t go beyond the ceiling? You pray, but there is no deliverable received or manifestation seen. Read the Full Article Here…
- How to Pray God’s Promises
We all face challenges – challenges in relationships, challenges at work, and challenges in our families. But sometimes the most significant challenges are in our minds. The struggles we have in the physical realm are largely a manifestation of the challenges we face in the spiritual realm and in our thought lives. Read the Full Article Here…
- Moving into the Courts of Heaven by the Blood of Jesus | Staying Aligned
Because you are washed clean by the blood of the Messiah and have been given a new heart (2 Corinthians 5:17), God welcomes you to renew your spirit in Him. He is already preparing your heart to enter into His presence! Read the Full Article Here…
Words of Encouragement
Here is a list of Bible verses for you to meditate on and to declare today…
- “So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.'”—Mark 11:22-24
- “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”—Philippians 4:6
- “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” —1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
- “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.”—James 5:7-8
- “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”—James 1:4
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Remember, God provides renewed strength to those who wait on Him.
I pray hope, peace, and love are released in your life. I speak, “Shalom, Shalom,” over you.
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”—Isaiah 40:31
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