Why does God take so long to answer my prayers?

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God always answers the prayers of His children. But the answer may be: yes, no, or wait. Maybe the Lord is asking you to wait for His good timing. The Lord assures you that no trial will test you beyond your ability to bear it, and “He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). So, be patient and believe that God listens to your prayers and will do that which is best for you.

Even good Christian may face challenges but if you trust in God, He will work all things together for good for you (Romans 8:28). And your prayers will certainly be answered according to His will. God allows trials and challenges to test you to purify you as gold (1 Peter 1:7). So, when you are faced with challenges, you should keep in mind that these challenges are helping you develop a better character (Romans 5:3-5).

God has given you so many promises that He will be with you in hardships, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. . . . Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:2-4,12).

Also, remember that sin separates you from God “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). So, don’t harbor sin in your life. And if you are weak, claim God’s grace for victory over sin “I “can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Rejoice for God has promised you complete victory “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team


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