When God Is Silent

When God Is Silent

When God Is Silent

Ephesians 6:18    18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

 Why should we keep on praying when God doesn’t seem to respond?

One of the greatest gifts of prayers is being dependent on God more than we are on ourselves. God doesn’t need me to remind Him of anything, but committed prayer reminds me of my dependence on Him. When I’m aware of my dependence on God, I turn to Him as a deer keeps returning to the fresh stream. God’s wants us to focus on the Blesser, not the blessing. 

Psalm 42:1-5    As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One
with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.  Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Over time, we start refining our prayers, and our motives are brought out into the open. Often the answer is not a change in our situation, but a change in us. That’s why our prayers tend to change over time. Committed prayer get us to ready to receive Gods answer. So often we pray such small prayers. God wants us living lives that require faith in a powerful God. Sometimes He delays His response to us so that our willingness to risk will lead us into God size answers for God size problems.

Romans 12:2   Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Why are you questioning God’s response to your prayers?

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?