Does God Answer Prayers?

IMG_0048There are many prayers I’ve wanted to quit praying because it seemed like answers would never come. Sometimes I would stop for a period of time out of frustration.

However, Matthew 7:7 & 8 tells us:

“Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be open. For everyone who asks receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.”

Over time I’ve found God has been faithful in answering my prayers. Sometimes it’s been immediate; sometimes it’s taken months and even years before fulfillment. And still other requests have yet to be granted.

For each answer, something of me was usually required in return. Often times it was a task designed to teach me courage and confront my fear issues. Other times it was through a difficult trial where life lessons were learned. And sometimes it was through heartache and grief while God was ripping something out of me I was holding onto.

I’m reminded continually to never lose faith and keep praying because God responds in so many ways.

In this way it’s a double blessing when He finally does. We grow and we get and we learn a little about the mysterious ways of God.

Jodie Stevens

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