When God Does Not Answer Prayers

I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. But the Lord was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the Lord said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. Deuteronomy 3:25‭-‬26 KJV

Moses gets to his personal story. No matter how much you preach to others, your personal testimony is the strongest of all. Moses kept his personal testimony till the end of this chapter. Its the story of his negotiations with God. We have already dealt with matters of Mose’s negotiations in an earlier vignette. In this episode, Moses is reporting God’s final answer. God had to be equal with all. So Moses knew he will not cross the Jordan. What a price to pay for leading others. Dear leader, beyond leading others, ensure your personal connection with God. Ensure your prayer life, your study life and times of meditations. Public acts alone cannot ensure your place with God. This was Jesus’s secret. He used to rise a great while before day, just to pray. I’m just thinking, what trouble would they have overcome if Moses had crossed with them? Or, would it have been a complication of past glory with new visions? We will ask these in heaven. Moses concludes his review. No angel was going to hurry him home. He knew his place with God. God may not always answer a yes. It could be a no, or maybe, not yet. Like Moses, be satisfied that God knows why, and He loves you enough, to know the best for you.

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