Rev. Steven D. Hofmeister
â€œWhy does God not listen to me when I have tough times?â€ This is a question Iâ€™ve read in several various forms quite frequently lately on social media.
I personally have been through many tough times, and I would be lying if I said the same question had not crossed my mind many times before I came to the understanding I have today. God hears everything and sees everything. Actually, he knows what is going to happen long before we can think about it. You may ask, â€œSo why does God not answer my prayers?â€ The country music artist Garth Brooks recorded a great song titled Unanswered Prayers that talks about thanking God for not answering them. Sometimes Godâ€™s best work is not seen right away. Sometimes the smoke needs to clear away after the fire before the repairs can begin.