Why Doesn't God Answer?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018

Psalm 13:1 “How long LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?”


In the very first verse of this Psalm we can gather that David has been praying day after day for a long time. This kind of frustration and feeling of abandonment doesn’t happen when we have prayed about something and the answer comes in a day or two. These thoughts plague us when the answer we want doesn’t come after days or weeks or months or even years of asking and seeking and knocking on the doors of heaven.And then our questions become the “Why?” questions. “Why doesn’t God answer? Why did He help someone else so quickly with their finances and not me? Why did that person get healed from their disease and I keep getting sicker?” Why? Why? Why?And then the temptation is to jump to the human conclusion that either God doesn’t care or He isn’t able. And neither of those is true. David had his questions, but came to this conclusion in verse 5: “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.”David knew God’s love; we can too. The evidence is clear. Jesus loved enough to give His life and He is powerful enough to have conquered death, and compassionate enough to redeem, recreate, restore and pour His life into me.


“God, I know that in this life I will not have all the answers to the how and the why, but help me to follow because I know I can trust Your unfailing love and rejoice in Your salvation for me.


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