So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Sometimes we pray for something that really seems like the will of God, but the Lord doesn’t give it to us when we ask. When nothing happens, we think that God has abandoned us. We want to know what went wrong.
But Jesus would say, Keep at it. Keep praying, keep seeking, and keep knocking. Don’t give up. Apply yourself. Be persistent.
Jesus told the story of a man who knocked on his neighbor’s door late at night until he finally got a response. He said, Though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs. So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you (Luke 11:8–9 NKJV).
We, too, need to pray. And we need to keep praying.
Sometimes we’re surprised when God answers our prayers, aren’t we? We pray and pray, and when God answers our prayers, we say, I can’t believe it!
But we need to believe that God can answer our prayers. God has His timing. So don’t feel that He has let you down or abandoned you. Keep praying.