You had faith. You held the promises. And yet you failed to receive the miracle. What went wrong?
Do you just chalk it up to “God works in mysterious ways”?
You shouldn’t. His ways have been revealed to us through His Word. Someone will point out that His ways are higher than ours, but when the Bible speaks like that it’s referring to His desire to show mercy to the wicked and unrighteous (see Isaiah 55:6-9). It means He gives grace when we wouldn’t! The “mysterious way” about God is that He blesses us even when we don’t deserve it.
“So why didn’t my prayer get answered?”
There may be a number of reasons. One reason could be because of unbelief. In our day and age, there’s lots of it around.
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You have problems. I have problems. It’s just the way life is. With Jesus, however, there are reasons to rejoice. You have problems, but you have a good God. God is not the one sending misery and sadness into your life. God’s not putting crosses on you, requiring any extra payment for sin. Jesus has […] Continue reading →
Are you up against a wall? Nowhere to turn? At your wits end? It’s comforting to remember that God is not intimidated by the “impossible.” God brought water out of a rock (Exodus 17:6). He can bring life and refreshment out of your hard situation. He’s a redeemer, and He loves you. Your situation may […] Continue reading →
They say you need a permit to carry a concealed weapon, but the truth is everyone is packing a loaded tongue! Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” You have the ability to release death and life. That’s […] Continue reading →
Why, of all people, was Samson mentioned as an example of faith in Hebrews 11:32? The book of Judges records his lying and self-indulgence. As a Nazirite, he was supposed to be completely consecrated to God, yet he had no qualms about breaking the law and eating from an unclean carcass. He even pursued […] Continue reading →
It only takes a short amount of time to read from chapter 12 to chapter 21 in the book of Genesis. If you read a chapter a day, it would only take 10 days. The promise that Abraham received in chapter 12, however, took 25 years before Isaac’s birth is recorded in chapter 21. That’s […] Continue reading →
Jesus is the answer. So what’s the question? I believe Paul asked the right question when the heavenly light shone and knocked him to the ground on the road to Damascus: “Who are you Lord?” (Acts 9:5). He learned who Jesus was, and it changed his life forever. When God shined the light of his knowledge […] Continue reading →