Author Topic: Why doesn't God answer right away when you need to know something important?  (Read 1784 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Anonymous

  • Guest
I don't know why Nadir brought that passage up since it has nothing to do with the issue. The issue here is the notion that "there's no time" to set aside 20-60 minutes each day to pray the Rosary exclusively and give it your full attention, so you must resort to praying the Rosary WHILE you do anything else, and hence you'll never pray it giving it your full attention. It's ridiculous and anyone who says they "have no time" to do it simply isn't making time for it.
Hesse claiming he never had time to pray with full attention just gives you an idea of the kind of person he was.
So says the guy who admires Muslim prayer. :facepalm:

Anonymous

  • Guest
Yes, NOT a good sign at all.
That's not what Fr. Hesse said. The anonymous poster must have learned his religion in the NO.


Offline Nadir

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6071
  • Reputation: +3327/-196
  • Gender: Female
I don't know why Nadir brought that passage up since it has nothing to do with the issue. 
I brought it up because Anon had said:

Before you get out of bed in the morning? You mean you pray lying down on the bed?

which I found to be strange and judgemental. Nothing wrong with praying in bed. We are told to pray without ceasing. I think that a pretty clear direction.


Offline poche

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14985
  • Reputation: +696/-2616
  • Gender: Male
Or at least it seems to be the case with me, because I have read countless times that saints got answers to things they were asking/praying for even before they finished praying or by the time they finished.

I've also read stories here I believe, of people getting answers quickly etc.

But I have been praying for years to know something I believe to be very important, and have yet to receive an answer.

I have been wanting to know for about 7 years what to do with my life, as in, what job/career/business I should get into, because what I have been doing for the past year and a half is something temporary of its very nature and not enough to raise a family, much less save for the future/invest etc.


Could it be that God wants to purify you by not giving you the answer that you want?  



I'm 29 and male. I hate to have these thoughts, but why does God make it so hard? Why can't He give me an answer to what I have been asking for for years? Is this not important? If I knew the perfect answer to what my brother or father should do with their lives, I would not hesitate to let them know if they asked. Heck, I would let them know even if they didn't ask me at all, because I know they would probably be super grateful to know.

I absolutely hate not having a goal or not knowing what I should get into. Sure, I am learning some new things right now to get into a new industry and probably make more money, but I'm not sure I really like it and I don't know if it will pay off.

There's just too much information out there right now, and we can't be sure we will take the right decisions.

How does one even decide what to do? I would think God cares what I do for a living, so I don't really believe that it should be just about thinking what it is that you like the most and trying to pursue it and see if you make money with it. We can't see the future and we seldom have our best interests in mind, so why doesn't God let me know what I should do?

I'm not even asking for miracles or an instantaneous answer. But I would think anywhere from a week to a month would be reasonable, but seven years and no answer? I'm not getting any younger and the more time passes by, the worse things get. The less time you have to invest, buy a house, save money, raise a family, etc.

I've prayed almost the entire time for these 7 years, the Rosary in specific, and I have tried my best to live a clean, good life, but of course I have fallen and still fall often. Still, I have not given up and have been trying, but these kinds of things make me just want to throw in the towel and stop praying for good.



Anonymous

  • Guest
So says the guy who admires Muslim prayer. :facepalm:
"Be thou ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea speaketh.”And if you ask why, listen to the cause: for a small gain they travel far; for eternal life many will scarcely lift a foot from the ground. They seek a petty reward, and sometimes fight shamefully in law courts for a single piece of money. They are not afraid to work day and night for a trifle or an empty promise. But, for an unchanging good, for a reward beyond estimate, for the greatest honor and for glory everlasting, it must be said to their shame that men begrudge even the least fatigue. Be ashamed, then, lazy and complaining servant, that they should be found more eager for perdition than you are for life, that they rejoice more in vanity than you in truth."

Is this passage here admiring sinners when it takes note of the fact that they work hard?


Anonymous

  • Guest
Who says it's not literal? It most certainly is literal, obviously.

And don't bring Muslims into the mix at all, the devil requires them to pray to him that way. You never see Catholics praying like that - never, not ever - even when we have Almighty God Himself right before us in the Blessed Sacrament we don't pray the way that the sons of the devil pray to their god, and we never have and there's a very good reason for that., Why you might ask? Just look what praying that way did to the Muslims.  Get it?
Catholics DO pray that way... In Lent, the Byzantines prostrate

Anonymous

  • Guest
Catholics DO pray that way... In Lent, the Byzantines prostrate

Not often.  It's not a regular prayer posture.

Offline StCeciliasGirl

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 755
  • Reputation: +419/-14
  • Gender: Female
I've prayed almost the entire time for these 7 years, the Rosary in specific, and I have tried my best to live a clean, good life, but of course I have fallen and still fall often. Still, I have not given up and have been trying, but these kinds of things make me just want to throw in the towel and stop praying for good.
Well, that's why your prayer hasn't been answered. Somewhere it says you shall not put the LORD your God to the test? Also, there's being content in all things, and seeking God with all your heart &c. Isn't it more important to put the heavenly things (praying, attending Mass, helping others and so forth) first, and then trust that God will add the rest to you? Seven years: can't hurt to give it a try, right?

I'd most humbly suggest that you grab a job or career and be content in it as much as possible, and devote your life otherwise to the Church (which seriously needs devout men) and prayer, always thanking God for our blessings, and praying for others in all their calamities. God will provide the rest when you do that. You may have many blessings already but simply can't see them!

This is good start, too (and just do one or two a day for starters if you want; great habit!): http://divinumofficium.com/
Legem credendi, lex statuit supplicandi

+JMJ


 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16