42:8 “I am Yahweh;
that is my name; my glory I give to no other,.”
- James 4:3 “You ask and don’t receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires.”
The final reason that we think God answers no is doubt. More than any other I suffer with this! I know that what I’m asking will bring God Glory, I know that what I’m asking is in line with His will, I know that what I’m asking is altruistic as I can possibly get, yet doubt take the fervency of my prayer. The Bible clearly speaks of asking in confidence, read what James says about doubt.
Anytime we allow what we can perceive as impossible to overshadow our faith in God, we fall into doubt. The Bible tells us that doubt destroys our life, it gets us out of line with God. So staying in doubt is not an option for our prayers. And because we need to get rid of doubt as soon as possible God has given us a cure for doubt, it called faith, and the Bible teaches us to get more faith we must become more engulfed in the word of God.
Romans 10:17 says “ So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Now don't get me wrong that does not mean that someone that prays and receive has more faith than someone that prays and does not. Our prayers can't twist the arm of God. If there is glory to healing you, but my healing does not glorify God then you will receive and I wont. This is hard for us to comprihend but remember Even Jesus prayed that the cup of God's wrath would be taken away. But if the Father had not bruised the Son, then there would have been no salvation for us. Isaiah 53:10 says "It pleased the Father to crush Him! To make Him a sin offering for our guilt"
the Bible says
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:” The Bible says
“ though we are faithless, God remains faithful, He cannot deny Who He is".
Now, it is not our faith, which bring about answered prayers, it is not our desires which bring answered prayers; but it is when our desire and faith are inline with God's glory then prayers are answered! The Bible even hinges the promises of answered prayer on the glory of God. The Bible tells us that all God's promises are Yes in Christ, so that through Him ( Christ) we shout Amen to the Glory of God! (2 Cor 1:20)