Insight: God does answer all prayer, however not always in the way we may expect or want for that matter. We may be praying for good weather and God may let us have rain which is "good" for crops. When we pray one thing we need to do is be specific. Also, God answers prayer according to His will. If you are praying for something that is going to harm you in the long run God is not going to give it to you. He loves you and wants what is best for you. Sometimes His answer is "Wait", however in our society where everything is based on convenience this is not the answer we want. Just remember God loves you and He wants the very best for your life, so if His answer is "No", "Maybe" or "Wait", be patient because His best for us far outweighs our own.
Issue: Why is it that when I finally get my life back on track, everything starts going wrong? I thought God would bless me for getting everything together.
Insight: Do you have health, food, clothing, shelter? Does the sun rise and set each day? These are God's blessings for us, sometimes we just take them for granted.
Issue: I have been praying for something for years and it still has not happened, why is God not answering my prayer?
Insight: God knows everything including the future. It may be that this is not the right time for what you are asking Him for.
Issue: People keep telling me that depression is a sign that I am struggling with my walk with God. I feel like my relationship with God is strong, yet I am still depressed.
Insight: Depression is an issue that has really hit North America hard in the last few years. From my experience depression is no respecter of persons. it can target anyone no matter how close or how far you are away from God.
Issue: I feel overwhelmed all of the time. Other people seem to be able to handle the amount of work I need to get done and yet I constantly feel overwhelmed.
Insight: I myself have had times in my life when I have felt overwhelmed. I find that talking about it helps me see what exactly is causing me to feel overwhelmed and I can address it. I also try to delegate tasks that I can, for the tasks I can't delegate, I then prioritize them. I think about what is the most urgent of the things on my plate and I do them in order of urgency. Once I get some of the more urgent items off my plate it is much easier to bear the rest of it. I have also found that prayer can help in these times of feeling overwhelmed. God can give us the strength to deal with everything we need to and he can give us the wisdom to prioritize well.
I strive to help others by being a safe place for others to ask questions and pose issues they face.