Even if you mean well, and its a prayer to get closer to GOD, sometimes, it just doesn’t yield any results. I speak under no scriptural authority and I have nothing to back me up. I am pretty much free loading.
The reason I say this is because, I believe God has set apart a time of deliverance for every situation you face in life; weather it be a bad relationship, an addiction, financial needs etc. We just have to trust him blindly that he will come through for you. Sometimes we don’t see the answer to our prayers, simply because we do not want it bad enough, other times it’s the wrong prayer. I have personally struggled with so many issues , from intimacy issues to addictions to you name it. But I remember very clearly, in each instance, when I teared up before GOD (out of helplessness) he answered my prayer.
When I hear people say GOD spoke to me or when they say I had a vision, I am pretty skeptical. I am even skeptical about the ones who speak in tongues (even though the bible clearly mentions that it is a gift). God has never spoken to me in an audible voice, but sometimes I get a moment of clarity, usually after I wake up in the morning, and the decision is very resolute and clear and I have no doubts about backing away from it. It just feels right. ( I am not talking about a situation where I am given an opportunity between having to pick between two jobs and I have a hard time making the right decision)
When I have a crystal clear direction of where I need to be headed, I take it as a direction from GOD. It has always worked out for me till now. The lesson that I have learnt from my understanding of my GOD is that he doesn’t want you to give up, EVER!!!! He wants you to have faith, hope and trust in HIM. Every attempt that you make to resolve an issue by placing it before him is a tiny step closer to the will of GOD, even if you didn’t get any results.
If you are struggling…. I hope one of these verses will comfort you
“The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
“For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
last but not the least if you are struggling with sin, hold on to this verse, because it is unconditional and its a promise of deliverance.
Romans 8:1 (KJV)
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.