Dec 30 2022
Why Do Some Prayers Go Unanswered?
You know what’s terrible? When God says “no". Maybe you’ve prayed, “God, heal my child’s brain injury”—and it doesn't happen…In this episode, we’re exploring the tricky and sometimes uncomfortable questions that come up when we pray for help. From cancer to heartbreak, divorce, rejection, or any kind of suffering, sometimes we're in situations where prayer feels like our only recourse. But when faced with such questions as “what does it say about God if he doesn’t answer my prayers?” or “is it selfish to pray for healing?” we need to pause and reflect on the nature of prayer and what it means to ask for help from a divine being.The phrase “there are no atheists in foxholes” is often used to describe the primal instinct that comes out when people are pushed beyond their limits; the instinct to cry out for help. But what happens when God does not answer those cries? Nina tells her personal story of suffering that led her to ask complex and difficult questions about faith, our own mortality, and the true nature of God.Mentioned in the showSt Augustine of Hippo on mystical prayerSt Ignatius of Loyola, Suscipe Prayer“I love Nina and Holy Rebels Podcast.” ❤️ please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — grow in their spirituality and create a meaningful, joyful life. 👉 Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. If you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll out. Follow now ❤️ Wisdom of The Mystics: www.wisdomofthemystics.comShow Notes: www.holyrebelspodcast.comConnect with me!facebookinstagram