Is there a God out there? Why hasn’t He answered my prayers?


By BibleAsk Team

Many people have asked “is there a God out there” and wondered if He loves His children, and answers their prayers.

A-Some Pointers to the Creator’s Existence

  1. The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer who not only created our universe, but sustains it today.
  2. The human brain’s complexity shows a higher intelligence behind it.
  3. “Chance” or “natural causes” are insufficient explanations to man’s existence.
  4. People individually experience the Creator through a personal relationship and through the supernatural interventions in their lives (miracles and Providences).
  5. We know God exists because he pursues us. He is constantly trying to fill the spiritual gap that is found in the human heart.
  6. Unlike any other revelation of God, Jesus Christ is the clearest, most perfect picture of the Heavenly Father.
  7. The Lord gave man specific Bible prophecies to build his faith in Him for only He knows the future.

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B-The Lord Answers Prayer

The Heavenly Father answers to prayer may be “Yes”; or it may be “No”; or it may be “Wait”. For He alone knows what is truly good for us. To have our petitions answered, there are three conditions that we must meet:

  1. We must pray in the will of the Lord. This means that we need to ask for something that is good for us. “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts” (James 4:3).
  2. We must be living lives pleasing to the Lord. “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight . . . . If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (I John 3:21, 22; John 15:7).
  3. We must ask in faith for without it we cannot receive what we ask for. Jesus says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). If you are asking for spiritual blessings. Don’t wait to see the results, believe first; say it is so, not because I see it, but because the Savior has promised. Faith is being confident in the Lord’s Word and not in what you see. When the Savior sees your faith, then He will grant you your request. But how do we acquire this kind of faith? When we look at the Cross, we will be filled with faith because “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32). The Lord will certainly give good things to His children (Psalm 84:11; Matthew 7:7).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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