A question I’ve been hearing a lot lately is “Why pray? It seems futile. God isn’t doing anything about it.”
My how we hate the silence, and yet God does some of His best work in the quiet.
If you’ve been asking God to bless a certain area of your life, or you’re just feeling that He doesn’t hear you or doesn’t answer, let me offer you three things to think about:
1) God is under no obligation to bless anything that is not surrendered to Him.
We get the idea that because we pray, God is obligated to answer. Yes, God is good. Yes, He is loving. But His promises and blessings are to those who are obedient to Him (Psalm 5:12). We must be careful we don’t confuse God’s unconditional love with unconditional blessing. God makes it very clear throughout Scripture that there are requirements for His blessings (Psalm 1; 2 Corinthians 1:20):