So often we are inclined to think that the only answer God can give our prayers is “yes.” We need to remember that “no” is an answer also. “No” is certainly an answer of love, from our Heavenly Father. .
For eg. At Assemblies you hear interviews or a personal experience in which the brother or sister recounts how they were able to pioneer or remain in the fulltime service because of the near-miraculous answer to a prayer. All good. Nothing wrong with that.
On the other side of the coin, for eg, I have a friend, who tried for years to remain in fulltime service. He prayed unceasingly for some type of part-time work that would allow him to continue pioneering. He made every effort. But, he had to give up trying. His health was failing him, was getting behind in bills etc. and the work wasn't there. He found full time work. But He felt discouraged and bewildered that in the face of so many success stories, his own prayers went unanswered.
Of course, the fault cannot lie with Jehovah God. He always keeps his promises and regarding prayers this is what he had promised us: Note-(1 Jo 3:22) and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we are observing his commandments and are doing the things that are pleasing in his eyes."
When John says, “whatever we ask we receive from him…” he’s not speaking in the absolute sense. A Christian dying of cancer isn’t going to have it miraculously cured because now is not the time for Jehovah to rid the world of disease. Even his most beloved Son prayed for things he did not receive. He recognized that the answer he desired might not be in accord with God’s will. (Mt 26:27)
Sometimes the answer to a prayer is ‘No’
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