When "God" Does Not Grant Your Wishes

@josie_ (7343)
Philippines
July 23, 2017 7:06pm CST
"Everything that God has created is good, nothing is to be rejected, but everything is to be received with a prayer of thanks" ~ 1 Timothy 4:4 But "God" is often unfair. He keeps favoring other people instead of us. Things do not work out the way you want it. "When a door closes a window opens." In challenging and difficult times, it is up to us, not "God" to discover opportunities and find the good in bad situations. "Is the glass half empty or half full"? A beautiful day begins with a prayer of gratitude whether you believe in "God" or psychology and a positive mental attitude. Have a good day/ evening and happy mylotting. Photo image: Pixabay
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15 responses
@louievill (18641)
• Philippines
24 Jul
I'm a Christian with very strong Christian and biblical principles but I'm also human, I have doubts and fears, it's what I pray to God to take out in the name of his only Son. We have to be always strong in faith and in prayer. Have a nice day
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@louievill _We should never underestimate the power of prayer.
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@louievill (18641)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@josie_ agree, faith with prayer or talking to God, not memorizing and saying it over and over and over
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@louievill _Although I have left the church a long time ago that does not mean I don't believe in the power of prayer.
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• United States
24 Jul
I feel happy always to start the day with a grateful prayer. Yes action is what is needed as well to accomplish things in good faith forward.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@TiarasOceanView _Better to start the day with a positive attitude. A prayer of gratitude fortifies that mindset.
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• Philippines
24 Jul
I didn't go to church yesterday despite that I got a reminder from my aunts, then it got me depressed somehow. I will make time next week end. But I did pray this morning.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@Letranknight2015 _I'm not a church goer but I don't think it matters to God where we pray.
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• Philippines
24 Jul
@josie_ I don't know why it matters to them so much. I used to get frustrated when I missed a church mass or doesn't complete the simbang gabi thing..when your obsessed with doing things it makes you hateful and bitter and i don't want that.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
25 Jul
@Letranknight2015 _Your aunts obviously are very religious church goers. Piety should be more of the mind and heart. Not all church goers are pious. Some are just for show.
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@1hopefulman (28361)
• Canada
24 Jul
"A beautiful day begins with a prayer of gratitude whether you believe in "God" or psychology and a positive mental attitude." Yes, prayer and a positive attitude are very necessary as we face each day in this world. "But "God" is often unfair. He keeps favoring other people instead of us. Things do not work out the way you want it." I would never view God as unfair. There are a lot of people in this world that are suffering. He is working on a permanent solution, his kingdom, to solve all problems for all that love him. We need to be patient.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
25 Jul
@1hopefulman _Perhaps "unfair" is not the right word but the miseries we see around us and the painful experience we all have in our life can make people view "God" in a negative way. If there is a "divine purpose" in the universe then "God" is also subjected to this rule even if it came from him and cannot intervene in the lives of human beings. Else what is the purpose of "free will"?
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@1hopefulman (28361)
• Canada
25 Jul
@josie_ Yes, many people do not understand what "free will"means.
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@dollaboy (6232)
24 Jul
Best to believe in God and wait for our opportunity
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@dollaboy _But not to forget that opportunity waits for no one.
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@dollaboy (6232)
24 Jul
@josie_ it does wait sometimes
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
25 Jul
@dollaboy _ Yes indeed. Ecclesiastes "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ."
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@Shavkat (62423)
• Philippines
24 Jul
I religiously pray to God once I wake up in the morning and before going to sleep at night. It is better to be this way than not praying at all.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@Shavkat _That's a good habit.
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@Shavkat (62423)
• Philippines
24 Jul
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
24 Jul
Good philosophies to live by
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@dgobucks226 _ The philosophy develops only after the life experience.
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@dgobucks226 (12105)
24 Jul
@josie_ Well said!!!!
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@Tracy04 (10792)
• Malaysia
24 Jul
There are a lot of things that humans cannot understand. For me He done that so that we can always rely an answer from Him, not from ourselves. God bless!
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
25 Jul
@Tracy04 _"God" gave us a brain for a reason. We should use this god-given gift. Have a blessed day.
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@sol_cee (15398)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
24 Jul
....people sulk.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@sol_cee ~ Instead of sulking because you forgot your umbrella, try dancing in the rain.
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@SIMPLYD (79610)
• Philippines
20 Oct
I always think that when God doesn't answer our prayers, He has better things in store for us. And that is always true with me. And when there is sadness, there will be rejoicing too.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
20 Oct
@SIMPLYD _They say God works in mysterious ways.
@SIMPLYD (79610)
• Philippines
22 Oct
@josie_ Yes, I absolutely agree. I experience it a lot of times.
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@rubyriaz007 (3986)
• India
25 Nov
Sometimes when we ask God for something, he does not give us, because he knows it is not good for us, but we think it is good for us. When we believe in God miracles happen.He is the best planner.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
25 Nov
"God" may be the best planner but we still have to do the work.
@kepweng (14611)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
26 Aug
i pray everyday to win lottery but the god dont care
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
26 Aug
@kepweng _Albert Einstein once said that "God does not play dice with the universe." Apparently God does not support gambling.
@jstory07 (66957)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Aug
God is only a prayer away.
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@josie_ (7343)
• Philippines
26 Aug
@jstory07 _But don't you wish that in an emergency you can dial GOD-911 ?
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@innertalks (4180)
• Australia
28 Jul
There is no comparison between that which is not lost by praying, and that which is lost, by not praying. There is a power in prayer that is only realised and released, by actually praying. We should not worry about whether God grants us our wishes, or not then, but we should continue to pray regardless. If God is love, and if love is all, well praying to God must connect us to that love, in a loving way. We learn about love then, by praying to the father of that love, God. Only a life built on love has real value, and prayer helps to connect us to that love.
• United States
28 Jul
We are unfair to ourselves and should not blame any deity or divine being for not reaching our own potential or forgiving us if we take longer than what is expected of us