Thursday, June 3, 2010

Why Should God Answer Your Prayers?

“…a woman who was a Canaanite from that district came out and, with a [loud, troublesomely urgent] cry, begged, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is miserably and distressingly and cruelly possessed by a demon. But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, Send her away, for she is crying out after us...” © Matt 15:22-23 AMP, italics and emphasis mine

Millions of children die of starvation, diseases and broken heart every year; millions of adult die pre-maturely for similar or many other misfortunes. Most of these, at one point or another, must have cried out to God for help…did God ignore them or was un-able to help? Why should He then hear and answer your prayers? Scripturally speaking, God does not respond to pain and suffering but to those who reach out to Him by faith

This may sound harsh/cruel (and somewhat controversial), but I believe that God would not respond just because one is in pitiful (pathetic) situation. You will have to pray (invite, ask, seek Him), act out your faith (acting what you believe in) and remain in faith in-spite of the circumstances until He answers. Yet, there are times He chooses not to respond; the book, “Where is God when it hurts” by Philip Yancey highly recommended.

I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth” © TJ Kyara

Tim J Kyara
Husband of 1, Father of many
Teacher of the Word
Minister and Elder
Educator and Writer
PhD Research Student

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