Why does God not hear my prayers

Why does God not hear my prayers? Why has God shut me out and where is he; all seems lost? This is a question that always pops into my head when I am going through a hard time. Ill question myself, has God forsaken me? Through my Christian journey, there are 2 possibilities of why it seems as if God has not heard my prayers. It is either because I do not have a repentant heart or God is allowing the situation I am in to mold me into his image. Let’s take a look at the heart of the issue, sin.

Most of the time when it feels as if God is not hearing my prayer, it is when my heart is not set on God. It is as if God has become my personal genie and I have only called upon him when I want something. Or it could be I am living in waist-deep sin and the sin is causing God to not hear my cry. It seems when we are waist deep in sin, the only prayer God is going to hear is the prayer of a heart that is seeking forgiveness.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)

14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Turn from your sin, then God will listen to you.

What about that pesky thing called a test? Yes, God will allow life to test us! Why though? God knows that when hardships approach us, it teaches us and it causes us to rely on our savior. Life is not rose-colored glasses and God will allow things in life to cause us to lean on him! Read the book of Job. Job had everything taken away from him but he persevered and became closer to God and even got his own book in the bible. Let God mold you through the fire. God will hear your prayers, just have a repentant heart and know that God is sovereign.

Next time you question, why does God not hear my prayers check your heart. Are you living in waist-deep sin? Yes, then repent and turn to God then he will hear you.

Is God testing you? then endure until the end.

Remember that through your life, God is still God and you are still his child and a good God will take care of his children.

“Call on me in prayer and I will answer you. I will show you great and mysterious things which you still do not know about” Jeremiah 33:3.

But your heart also must be focused on God.

I have an oil for that!

Essential oils are trending right now and there is a reason to that. They simply work and help your overall health. A lot of people tell me they are not feeling good; their stomach is hurting or they have a headache or are feeling stressed out. Well, guess what? I have an oil for that! I have an Essential oil to help mitigate your issues and make you feel better from your stomach problem or a headache or stress, and it is not from a pill, it is from a healthy and organic Essential oil.

Whenever I have a headache my go to fix is peppermint Essential oil. The cooling sensation just takes away my headache. It also smells really good and tastes great in water! It’ll even freshen up your breath for your big date. I will also diffuse it in my room to relax my tired muscles after a long day at work. When I apply it to my body topically, at most I will use two drops and put it on the back of my neck and the temples of my head. goodbye Tylenol and hello healthy living!

What about that nasty stomach ache? Well take some DiGize Essential oil and apply it to your stomach and it will help ease your stomach pains. DiGiz is a mix of several different oils and it helps with stomach problems.

What about when your feeling stressed out? You can use Stress Away oil from Young Living which mixes several oils for a nice vanilla smell to ease your stress away. I will always diffuse this in my diffuser and add a drop of lemon as well and it calms my nerves down. Another good oil is Lavender as well.

So which brand of Essential oils do I use anyway? The only brand I trust to be 100 percent real and pure to help me live healthy is Young Living. I urge anyone to use oils over pills any day as we have a dependency on drugs and not what God has put on this earth to help us.

If you are interested in using oils please contact me at 8106834224 or drop a comment and I will be in touch with you. I am in this to help you live healthily and I highly encourage you to try oils as they do work. Everyone around me and all my friends and myself have been using oils and from personal experience, these work and are great alternatives for health benefits. A starter kit gives you all the oils you need to start off living healthy plus a wonderful diffuser and I would love to help you live healthily.

Since Essential oils are not considered a drug, these statements have not been reviewed or approved by FDA.

God will speak to you.

God will speak to you in the most unusual ways and you will miss his voice if you are not paying attention. So many of us are praying to God for something, and yet we complain that we do not hear his voice or he is not answering us when he already has.

There is an old story about a man in a flood trapped on a roof. He trusted God will save him from drowning. As the waters continued to rise he kept his faith in God. A boat came offering to save him, the man declined saying that God will save him. Later a helicopter came by with a ladder and rope and he refused to be rescued saying God will save him. The flood waters eventually rose and the man drowned to death. When he arrived in heaven he asked God, why did you not save me or answer my payers? God replied, I sent you a boat and helicopter; you ignored my answers because I did not save you in the way you wanted me to.

We must stop looking for Gods answer in the way that we would answer it because we are not God. God will answer you in the way that he pleases and that is according to his will. Why won’t God answer the prayer in the way you want? Well do you give your children everything they want, when they want it and HOW they want it? No, and in the same way we are Gods children and he will answer you but not always how you want him to. Stop trying to find Gods answer in the way that you want him to answer, stay vigilant and keep seeking God and you will find his answer to your prayer.

 

Finding God in your fears.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 

As ordinary people, we become scared easily. Scared that we are not good enough, scared that we wont be able to pay our next bill and fear that we are to far from God. Fear is a hindrance in our life and causes us to try and do things on our own instead of relying on God. We start to fulfill our life with temporary pleasures that leave us more empty, instead of relying on God to give us joy and to fulfill us in a way that only he can.

Being fearful is saying that you don’t trust God to take care of you and protect you and to bring you through whatever trial it is that you may be going through. Do you remember when you were a little kid and when something scared you and you ran to your parents for protection? Once you were in their embrace you no longer felt fear; this is because you trust your parents to take care of you. When something in life scares us and we don’t trust our heavenly father to be with us, our fear will only stay and we will only be continuing a life of fear and hindrance.


2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.


When we have fear in our lives, and not power and self control, we are no longer living in the spirit of God. Put on the full armor of God and cast your fears onto him.


1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.


Give your fears to God, your anxiety and burdens.  You do this in the prayer closet, pray to him, call out to him and cry out his name. When I am fearful, I spend time with God, I worship him and I pray to him. Our God is a very approachable God; talk to him like you talk your friends. Tell God why your scared, why your doubtful and call out to him. The same God who picked you up and saved you is the same God that will squash you fears.


1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.


There is no fear in love and love casts out fear. Love your lord your God with all your heart. Pour out your love to him and ask him to show you his love. Once you are drowning in the love of God, then there is nothing to fear nor be afraid of.



Matthew 8:23-27

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”



25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”

In the above story, Jesus’s disciples were afraid that they were going to drown and die. Then Jesus spoke a bone chilling statement that probably shook the disciples at their core. Jesus told them that they had little faith. They had little faith in their God to save them.
When we are in fear and are in trials, we must have faith that God will save us, have faith in who he is and do not doubt him. God is not going to leave you to die, he is going to mold you into his image. There is no reason to be afraid in this life when we are following Christ. We must trust in him and have Faith that he will carry us through, as he is God and we are not.

It is never to late.

You are never to far from the grace of God. Whatever it is that you have done, give it to Jesus and you will never come under condemnation.

It is never to late to start over. Have a blank page and write a new story. Do not carry the past on your shoulders; start over, regrets; get a rid of them. You are never to far from the grace of God. Whatever it is that you have done, give it to Jesus and you will never come under condemnation. Grab yourself a blank page and start over and give it all to Jesus because he gave it all to save you.

Never run away from God, give your heart to him throw up your white flag and surrender to him. Who distributes joy and sets the soul free? Who finds the lost and sets them free? You can find a real love, raise your hands and let Jesus be your savior. It is never to late to start over if you have ran away from grace, it is never to late start over. God will take you in his loving embrace with no condemnation.

Love your life.

When you see the power of Christ working in others through you, and you see lives changed for the better, the sick healed, and the homeless fed, you can not help but feel great joy. God did not call us to live defeated lives but victorious and joyful lives.

It may sound almost cliche to say, but love your life. God has only given you one life to live. Do not hold yourself captive into a state of hopelessness, do not be a sloth and lay in bed all day. Get out of the house and enjoy this one life God has given you.  The average person lives 79 years, make the most of it. Take chances in life, live your life to your full God- Given potential.

Help someone who is in need, find a needy soul and pray for them. Show the love of Christ in all that you do. That is the first step into loving life. When you see the power of Christ working in others through you, and you see lives changed for the better, the sick healed, and the homeless fed, you can not help but feel great joy. God did not call us to live defeated lives but victorious and joyful lives.

I’m not saying that we will not face hardships in life, as not everything is handed to us on a silver platter, but in those hardships, we can find joy in life by doing something. The holidays are coming up and there is plenty that can be done to help bring joy to not only yourself but to others. Write a solider a thank you card, find a homeless man and feed him and find a hurting soul and lead them to Jesus. God is the point of life and when we live as if this is true, it will not only bring joy to our souls but also to others. What is better then bringing happiness and joy to others?

 

 

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God Bless!!!

Honesty

You have been all the way to broken, lost all sense of where to go in life, but love is still the answer and it is never to late to be rescued.

You have been all the way to broken, lost all sense of where to go in life, but love is still the answer and it is never to late to be rescued. Pain is just an anchor that holds you down at the bottom of the sea but you can have the anchor cut free. Many of us have an anchor holding us down, but we do not even realize it. We have gotten so used to being at the bottom that it just seems normal to us. It feels as if we have no sense of where to go but we no longer care.

A lot of times we do not even know that we have an anchor tied around us dragging us to the bottomcut-the-anchor-loose or holding us back in life. Be honest with yourself. Take stock of what is going on in your life, we all have kryptonite in our lives which forms an anchor holding us back. Find out what it is and what is holding you back.

We all cope with life in different ways, but be honest, do not be scared to move and ask for help. God is always in control, ask God for help. He is the chain breaker in life, he is the one that will pick that anchor up and throw it as far as the east is from the west.

You can carry the past on your shoulders or you can start over with help from God. The choice is yours. You may think there is no hope but Jesus saves! Regrets will hold you back. Come to God for help, find a church and plug yourself into it, talk to your pastor and family.

Jesus will take that anchor and throw it away. Be honest with yourself, do not deceive yourself into a lie. Once your honest with yourself, give your burden over to God. Once that anchor is cut loose, you will only propel forward.