Why Believe in a God Who Won’t Answer Prayers?

Why Believe in a God Who Won't Answer Prayers?

Why Believe in a God Who Won’t Answer Prayers?

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How would you respond to someone who says one of the reasons he isn’t a Christian (and has turned to tarot cards) is that his prayers were never answered when he believed in God? Greg and Amy answer on the #STRask podcast.

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9 thoughts on “Why Believe in a God Who Won’t Answer Prayers?

  1. The Bookworms Nook

    Hmmm I've only ever had one prayer answered and that could have just been a coincidence therefore. I've spent the last year mostly in severe pain. No medical help has helped me so far. I cried out to God I begged him to stop this happening. I also have severe anxiety so I am in a constant state of stress. I can't cope with this either. I prayed to God about this too. I also asked please don't let us get covid and my boyfriend has it now and I'm ill so my test might be positive too. I'm physically and emotionally drained from constantly being ill. I'm at breaking point and God is not listening or maybe he's not even there. How can a God who loves me put me through such hell. It's all very well for Christians with perfect lives to be so positive. If you were in my boat you wouldn't feel that way trust me.

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  2. KUYAmigz

    Name it and claim it theology is one reason why people think this way. False teachers are everywhere and this is what they teaching. This is a horrible theology that is hard to break through when speaking truth. It's sad that most of these people call themselves christians but have no faith in what God wants for them. For them it is a selfish religion, and has nothing to do with a pure and righteous faith.

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  3. Christians That Question | Justin Head

    Greg I love your content, so I only offer this as a constructive piece of advice. It seemed like you assumed the person in question’s prayers were materialistic and selfish right off the bat. Amy helped bring in “legitimate” requests at the end, and I loved her response on the goodness of not being “answered”. However, I think the assumption of materialism and selfishness may not be giving this person the benefit of the doubt

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  4. Christopher Taylor

    God always answers prayers of His chidren. Always. Sometimes he says "wait" but He always, always answers. All things we need and ask for will be given us, but often we have to wait until paradise.

    The problem with people is that they think prayers are a magical incantation that compels God to take action as commanded.

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  5. Anna Ujlaki-Győri

    My aunt, a true believer prayed that she wouldn't have to leave her kids as orphans. She died an unexpected and sudden death. One of my cousins stopped believing in the power of prayer ever since.
    How would you approach her?

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  6. Steven Bowser

    The Hiddenness of God is one of, if not the Number One Questions of faith. It doesn't seem like something that can be answered outright. The question has haunted me all my life and will likely continue to haunt me for the rest of it.

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  7. Daisy Savage

    Amazing! 🧡🙏🏼

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  8. Jesus Is Risen

    I love how Greg and Amy are always robust and biblical in their responses. Thank you for your faithfulness! 😊

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply
  9. Cynthia Hamlin

    Why ignore a God who does answer prayers?

    June 18, 2022 at 10:54 pm Reply

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