What do we do when God says no to what we’ve been praying for?
If you’ve clicked over to this podcast, let me tell you right now: You’re supposed to be here right now. I don’t even know about your life. But, I know that you need to click play on this episode and hear what my friend, Janet McHenry, has to say. She’s the best-selling author of the book, Prayer walk, and the author of the newest book, The Complete Prayers of Jesus.
Today, Janet speaks powerful, divine wisdom into the hard question: What do we do when God says no?
He didn’t heal your loved one;
He didn’t stop your parent from abandoning you;
He allowed the divorce to happen;
He hasn’t rescued your child from drugs;
He’s allowed your financial or legal trouble to cost you everything.
You aren’t alone if you’re confused or angry because God hasn’t answered your prayer the way that you’d hoped. There are verses in the Bible about God giving us the desires of our heart and God invites us to ask Him for anything. Yet, how do we reconcile God’s command for us to pray and ask Him for anything, but He doesn’t give us everything that we want. It’s confusing, right?
As she walks us through Jesus’ prayers, including the prayer where God says no to Jesus, Janet explains God’s ultimate purpose for us in prayer. Her teaching is so, so, good! If you are hurting or angry at God, BUT you want to have a relationship with Him, then listen. If you’re angry with God and not quite ready for her message today, that’s okay. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story with me. I’d love to pray for you.
In today’s episode, Janet and I discuss:
- The two-sided coin prayer that Jesus prayed – and we can pray this, too!
- Three actions that Jesus took when God said no to Jesus’ prayer – and we must do this, too!
- Janet shares the story of what happened in her life when God said no and even as the worst case scenario happened, Janet discovered the blessing that happened even when God said no.
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The Complete Prayers of Jesus by Janet McHenry
Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling Prayer Walk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. Director of the prayer ministries at The Bridge Church in Reno, she prayer walks with her community in the Sierra Valley in northern California, where she and her rancher, husband Craig raised four children.
About your Better Together podcast host…
Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about equipping women to win at life with Christ-empowered strength and dignity. Barb loves speaking at women’s conference and leadership events such as the Aspire Women’s Events, She Speaks Conference and the UMC Leadership Institute.
Barb is the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including her newest the releases Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle Bible Study and Winning the Worry Battle book. An avid traveler, reader, and lover of all things chocolate-peanut butter, Barb lives with her family in NW Ohio. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.