It somehow slips my notice, that the problem could be on my end.
As I was reading today in Psalms it struck me what may be the stumbling block in my prayers being answered. It was there as clear as day as I read through The Word. The idols in my life have clouded my vision and deafened me to the truth. I am a spiritual Helen Keller.
By allowing things of this world to take precedence in my life, I have forsaken The Truth. When I examine the time I spend thinking of earthly matters versus heavenly treasures, my earthly longings and desires win hands down. How is it I expect God to show me what He sees and hears, when I am busy peering through the screen of narcissism? The smoke screen of the world has clouded my vision and the roar of earthly longings has caused my deafening. I am convicted.
The good news---HE IS the God of Second Chances. I can start anew from this very day and seek to change. Thank God for second chances.
The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold,
shaped by human hands.
They have mouths but cannot speak,
and eyes but cannot see.
They have ears but cannot hear,
and mouths but cannot breathe.
And those who make idols
are just like them,
as are all who trust in them.