Prayer

Why are you Asking me That?

This answer is similar to the wait answer. In some prayers, we ask God why do bad things happen? Why did God do this or that? It is beyond our understanding. God calculates variables involving billions of people over thousands of years. He has unlimited resources for making things happen.

Judges 13:17-18 – Then Manoah inquired of the angel of the LORD, What is your name, so that we may honor you when your word comes true? He replied, Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding. (NIV)

In this story, Manoah’s wife was unable to give birth. However, God allows her to become pregnant. Manoah essentially asks how God did this. God tells him, why do you ask me that? It is beyond your understanding. Sometimes we will receive blessings (or curses) that we don’t understand. God wants us not to worry about why it happened. Enjoy the highs and rise up from the lows.

Get your Life Right

2 Chronicles 7:14 – 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. (ESV)

Often times, God wants you to get your life right before He can work on your prayers. You must first be responsible enough to take care of your own needs before you can help others with theirs.

Answer Summary

1. No
2. Wait
3. Yes
4. Wrong Prayer
5. Keep Praying
6. Done
7. Why are you Asking me That?
8. Get your Life Right

Conclusion

I hope this article gave you some insight on the importance of prayer and how God thinks about prayer. The way God answers prayer is based on His big picture view of the world. We tend to always ask for things we can see and touch, and we want them now. Conversely, God wants to give us spiritual blessings that cannot be seen and may take many years to achieve.

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