Why Doesn’t God Answer

Why do you take Him to court for not answering anything a person asks? For God speaks time and again, but a person may not notice it. Job 33:13-14 HCSB

One of the most frustrating things for me is when I leave a voicemail message for one of my children and do not receive a return call back. In today’s culture, it is often easier to text a request or reply rather than to answer a call at home or at work.

Elihu was responding to Job in these verses. He was asking Job why he was complaining because God had not answered his cry for an answer to why all of the disasters had come into his life. Elihu reminded Job that he was not entitled to question God and to ask God to give an account of His actions. Many times we feel that our prayers are bouncing off the ceiling and God is not answering or doesn’t care what is happening in our lives. Often God is speaking to us in a variety of ways (God’s Word, prayer, His Holy Spirit, friends, and circumstances) but we fail to listen.

Challenge: Take your concerns and requests to the Lord in prayer. Spend time reading God’s Word for wisdom and direction. Know that God hears your prayers but sometimes chooses to answer in a way that you may not like or He chooses to wait and answer your requests later. Be patient and wait on the Lord for His answer.

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