What to do when your Prayer Remains Unanswered.

Good Morning Gorgeous,

It’s a brand new day. A fresh start. A new day to rise and trust in God fully. A new day to not just speak about God, but to let our actions represent our belief in Him. Our trust in Him. He is gooooooood! He has gooood plans for you. He is on your side. He thinks good things about you. He desires a good future for you, AND His thoughts about you are more numerous than grains of sand.

Is there a cry of your heart unanswered? Is there a petition that you have brought to Him again and again? Is there something that matters so much to you, it hurts that God has been quiet? ….. me too.

Is there a certain prayer that is included in your daily prayers, and it seems to go unnoticed by God?…… me too.

Is it a really big deal to you that He answers this one? Like if you could only have one prayer answered, this would be it……. me too.

And yet, day after day, it sits there unanswered…….. me too.

Has God been silent on this prayer while moving in amazing ways in other areas of your life? .….. me too…

These unanswered prayers can be piercing. They can make us feel all kinds of painful emotions like disappointment, loneliness, loss, or forgotten.

And if we do not bring these emotions before God and let Him touch them even while the prayers that matter most go unanswered, the emotions can become fertile ground for doubt and possibly agreements with lies.

Here are some examples of agreements rooted in doubt or unbelief:

God has forgotten about me.
God doesn’t hear me when I pray.
God is leaving me out of this blessing.
I must not be good enough.
Something is wrong with me.
God doesn’t always answer prayers.
God answers everyone else, but me.
God isn’t going to answer this prayer.
God doesn’t want to answer this prayer.

And the list could go on…..

I can refute every one of those lies with solid scripture that says otherwise. Not one of those statements is based in any truth, but in being real, we may FEEL that way sometimes. When we are sitting on an unanswered prayer or an unanswered promise, we have to remember some truths:

God is goooood. His character never changes. He is goood..

He has good plans for you.

He thinks about you OFTEN.

When you pray, He listens.

He is faithful.

He loves you with an everlasting love.

He knows every desire of your heart.

He wants to give good gifts to you.

Pentacost Sunday was JUST as amazing as I was expecting it to be! Two beautiful friends of mine went to church with me while Chuck stayed home with the kiddos. Children’s ministry isn’t open yet, so he stayed home with them.

And the Holy Spirit was alive and moving. He was at work and active and working MIGHTY miracles in the house!!!! I watched BOTH of my beautiful friends be rocked by Holy Spirit. And my joy was so full! To see God touch people you love is really something that is hard to describe. The joy is immense!!!! I was overcome with joy watching them experience His Presence.

My friend wrote about her experience on Sunday. Trust me you’ll want to read this. It will stir your faith! Check it out: Chains Falling

I felt the Lord close on Sunday and I saw His Hand working. And, I am also holding onto two promises from Him that haven’t come to pass yet. And on Sunday, one of these promises felt heavy. I felt sadness that it was still unanswered, and I’ll share how I am working through the disappointment.

I just keep talking to God!!!! The only One who knows my heart intimately and fully. I raised my hands in worship right at the altar and told God over and over and over again, too many times to count, “I trust You.” I must have said it more than 50 times while the worship music was playing, but it could have been 100 or more. And I will keep on declaring it regardless if the prayer that means so much to me gets answered or not.

I came home and stepped into my closet and told God how much I loved Him. How much He knew my heart hurt. And how much I knew He STILL has good plans for me. And again, last night I brought my pain before Him in the solace of my closet.

Friends when a prayer goes unanswered, bring EVERY emotion that attaches itself to you right back to God. Let those raw emotions draw you into CLOSER intimacy with Him. If you keep your sadness, frustrations, disappointments, and even doubts hidden from God, they can become a wedge between you and God. And newsflash He already knows your every thought and feeling anyway.

You can use your pain to build a bridge to intimacy with God or you can use your pain to build walls between you and the Only One who can fully heal the hurt of disappointment.

I choose a bridge to intimacy and trust. So I keep being as real and raw with God as possible while still honoring His holiness.

I tell Him things like:

You’re God and I am not. This really hurts, but I TRUST You. I trust Your plans. I trust Your goodness. I trust that You want good things for me. I trust that Your Hands are all over my walk in the earth. I trust that I will experience breakthrough in this area. I trust Your timing, Your ways, Your Hands. I bring this to You again and again and Your silence hurts. Yet, I will trust You. You are my Lord. You know all things. You see all things. You made all things. You will not forget me. You have not forgotten me. I trust You in Every single area of my life even the ones that I cannot see you working in yet. I know You ARE still working even when I cannot see, so I will walk by FAITH and not by SIGHT.

Friends, your faith and trust will move your mountains. God promised it. So stay in faith even on the hardest days. Keep trusting. And in my darkest seasons, I made it through by simply telling God, “I trust You.”

I am not in a dark season right now, but I know the deep valleys and I made it through them with God by just submitting and praying those three words. And right now as I pray so fervently for breakthrough, I return to the same three word prayer that has GREAT power, “I trust You.”

Pray this powerful prayer this morning. Pray it aloud and let it marinate in your spirit. Speak it again and again until you feel your faith begin to stir and rise up.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You. I trust You.

And I will keep ON TRUSTING YOU.

In Jesus’s name, Amen.

And ready for this! Here is the verse of the day on the bible App!

I trust the truth of His Word!

And even when I can’t see it, He’s still working! Here’s a worship song to encourage you.https://youtu.be/iJCV_2H9xD0

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