Regardless of what anybody says; the holier than thou and the not so religious, we (Christians) question God more often than we are willing to admit. Unlike non-Christians, many of whom doubt the existence of God, especially after a natural disaster, or some other senseless tragedies that captivate the heart of the country; Christians tend to question God if we think He did not answer our prayers soon enough. But God doesn’t work in our time. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says: God made everything beautiful in His time.
Believe that prayer works
Consequently, when you pray, you must believe. “For you walk by faith, and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
Yet, lack of faith seems the principal reason why we think God hasn’t answered our prayers. Often time the breakthrough that we seek is within our grasp, but we need faith to claim it.
Prayer can move a mountain
The woman with the issue of blood had a mountain size problem, but she also had extraordinary faith, which she exercises to achieve her desired outcome. She was one hundred percent sure if she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, she would be made whole.
Another person who exercised extraordinary faith was the Centurion. One of his best servants was dying, so he requested Jesus to come and heal the servant. But while Jesus was on His way, the Centurion had a change of heart. He did not think he was worthy to have Jesus come under his roof. So, he sent friends to intercept Jesus with this message:
“Lord do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Hence, I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed” (Mark 7:6-7). Jesus later commented, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.”
Throughout His ministry, Jesus emphasized faith. In fact–in one of His discourses with His disciples, He said the following, “Whatever your heart desire, pray, and when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them” (Mark 11:24).