We all have prayed, prayed, and prayed some more without an answer to a question or help for our situation. Did you ever wonder WHY God isn’t rescuing you from your troubles? It isn’t God who is wrong or neglectful, but it is US. As Christians we need to take a look at ourselves and our lives to see what it is WE are doing to prevent God from getting to us. Here are some reasons why below:
1. We don’t believe He can.
‘And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him ; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him. ‘Hebrews 11:6
2. We have sin in our lives.
‘Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. Nay, already it is altogether a defect in you, that ye have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather take wrong? why not rather be defrauded? Nay, but ye yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. And such were some of you: but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God. ‘1 Corinthians 6:7-11
3. We need to learn to trust Him.
‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end. And ye shall call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. ‘Jeremiah 29:11-13
4. God wants us to learn from our struggles.
‘For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to us-ward. For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God. ‘Romans 8:18-19
5. God is building our faith story to be a testimony for others.
‘Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do. For God appointed us not unto wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. ‘1 Thessalonians 5:9-11
Share your thoughts, support, and questions in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you.
God bless you all!