“Prayers That Are Not Heard”
Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you so that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:1-2
There are many people who are under the false assumption that God hears the prayers of ANYBODY, regardless of the cleanliness of their heart. If they are in need all they have to do is to pray and ask God for His help and He will HEAR their prayers. But I think we can see, from these verses of Scripture that is NOT the case.
The Prophet Isaiah plainly states that even though God Almighty is capable of SAVING one from their problems and His hearing is keen enough to HEAR them when they ASK for a need to be met, and that a lost person’s iniquities have separated them from God; their sins have caused Him to hide His face from them so that He WILL NOT HEAR their prayer.
The ONLY prayer from a person who has not come to God seeking FORGIVENESS from their sins and are participating in a sinful lifestyle or hiding sin in their heart is the prayer of REPENTENTANCE. Once an individual comes with a TRULY REPENTANT heart and sincerely asks God for His FORGIVENESS of their sins, then they will have a RIGHT relationship with Him and He will turn His face towards them and will HEAR their prayer.
A Child of God who has sin in their heart, MUST confess that sin before they ask anything from God, because SIN separates us from God. He is HOLY and RIGHTEOUS, and if God, who is Jesus in the flesh, could not look upon Jesus, and they were separated while He was on the cross, because He, who knew NO sin, became sin, by taking on ALL the sins of mankind, what makes us think that God would draw near to us and HEAR our prayers? It isn’t going to happen!! Psalm sixty-six, verse eighteen states; “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;” It is extremely important that when we come to the throne room of God that we come with a REPENTANT HEART, and confess our sins to Him, before we offer our petitions of prayer.
If you have not come to God seeking the FORGIVENESS of your sins and giving your HEART and LIFE to Him, then when you find yourself in NEED, remember He is separated from YOU, and will not HEAR your PRAYERS, until you have a RIGHT relationship with Him. You do that by: CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and with a REPENTANT HEART, offer your requests up to Him and be assured that He will HEAR and ACT in accordance to HIS will. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!