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"this world has nothing for me and this world has everything...all that I could want and nothing that I need"

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Location: Macclesfield, North Carolina, United States

Born: 1970; Graduated High School: 1988; Married: 1991; Children: 1996, 2000, 2005; Graduated College: 2008; Figured Out This Faith Thing: In Progress

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What Stops My Prayers From Getting Through?

Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Isaiah 59:1-2 (ESV)

God managed to create the world without my help. I think it is safe to assume that He can handle anything that I may encounter in my brief time here on Earth. However...I have somehow forgotten that little bit of information. Whenever things don't go quite the way I want them to I get upset and wonder where God has gotten off to. How could He leave me in some of the messes that I have found myself in?

The prophet Isaiah gives us a pretty good idea. Sometimes we offend God and He turns His face away from us. Sometimes our sinful lifestyles cause such a separation between us and our Creator that He must turn a deaf ear.

Sin keeps our prayers from being answered. I don't think there's any other way to put it. That sure is a lot to think about...especially when it feels like my prayers are getting nowhere.


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