Unanswered/Delayed Prayer

Main Text: Psalm 69:17

And do not hide your face from your servant.

Psalm 102:2 .. Hear me speedily … in the day that I call, answer me speedily.

In the above prayers of David, the words “answer me speedily is common. Sometimes our God does not answer speedily. He delays or refuses to answer and that is where the faith of millions begin to waver. But the Holy Spirit would want us to know that God has good reasons for delay or even refusal to answer. God delays because His ways are not our ways (Is 55:8-9) His ways are higher. Trust that He has a divine purpose for his delay or refusal. Proverbs 3:5

God may also delay so that He can be glorified in the end. John 11:4 says “When He heard this, Jesus said, this sickness will not end in death. No! It is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it. Whatever delay God allows will end up in glory and not groaning because His delay is not denial.

When our prayers are not answered in the way we wish, it is because God knows why. If God answered all our prayers, the way we desire, many of us would have been long dead. Learn to just trust the Alpha and Omega, the God who sees the end from the beginning.



Almighty Father, let your will alone prevail in our life and ministry in Jesus Name, Amen.

BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: mylivingwaterdevotional@gmail.com.