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Is God Stingy?

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Romans 8:13,32 So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can stand against us. And God is with us. He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will surely give us all things.

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Have there been times in your life, when you’ve really longed for something, and yet God hasn’t shown up? So let me ask you, is God stingy, or generous?

Have you ever felt that God’s holding back on you? There’s something you really want: the right marriage partner, a baby, moving on to something new in your life, whatever, but it’s just not happening. Why isn’t God giving me the breakthrough I so desperately want?

And you start thinking to yourself, “I wonder if God’s being a bit stingy with me here?” It’s so incredibly frustrating, even hurtful, when there just doesn’t seem to be a good reason for God to be holding back the blessing.

So, even though everything else in our lives may be going fantastically well, our focus narrows to just this one thing. And at that point, you lose sense of the big picture.

So let’s just stand back for a moment and take a look at the big picture.

Romans 8:13,32 So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can stand against us. And God is with us. He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will surely give us all things.

Big picture? We turned our backs on God, but because He loves us so much, He offered up the greatest thing, the most valuable thing that He had to give, His Son, as the price for bringing us back.

So, do you still thing that God is stingy? Look, He won’t always do the things we’re longing for. Sometimes He has different plans, better plans. But without doubt, He will always give you His very best.

God will surely give us all things

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Faith Mwaniki

Dear Evan,

Thanks for writing to us. I note your disappointment with God and thought you wouldn’t mind my sharing some thoughts on prayer with you.

“Prayer” is used over 130 times in the Bible which tells us just how important it is. Prayer has been defined as “a solemn request for help or an expression of thanks addressed to God ….”.

Just a couple of verses bring out God’s response to our prayers:

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer…”

John 5:15 – “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”

The first verse above certainly assures us that God hears our prayers. The second verse is often misconstrued to the effect that we can ask for whatever we want and God will provide.

A far better interpretation is that, when we pray in God’s will, he responds to our prayers. The Lord’s prayer captures this – “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

It is only through faith in the risen Christ that we have the privilege of addressing God directly as our Father.

When we come before him, we should first of all express our adoration of him, we should seek forgiveness for our sins, give thanks for his many blessings and finally ask him for help.

Too often prayer degenerates into a shopping list of things which we want straight away. Although God hears our prayers, he does not always grant our requests which is his prerogative.

His decisions are always for our good even though we may not understand this in our times of need. We know from Romans 8:28 that God works in all things for the good of those who love him.

This has been a great comfort for Christians down the centuries, even in extreme situations.

Prayer has been described as a conversation with God. He likes to hear from us, as he loves us and cares about us deeply.

He wants us to have a relationship with him which can come only through prayer. The New Testament records Jesus as being in prayer for extended periods on his own.

It was only through prayer that he was able to complete his ministry on earth to such perfection.

You can certainly ask others to help you in times of need. We should all be ready to assist each other but God alone is our only source of lasting comfort, both in this life and in the life to come.

I hope these thoughts are helpful to you.

Evan Kirchov

I do not think God loves us or he has affection for us.
how many people God has disappointed them. How many prayers God has ignored.
I was really someone who loves god Allah, I had patience, I worked hard, I did everything for God to open only one door, unfortunately he completely ignored me along those years.
it’s hard to say, but actually I’d rather ask people than asking my beloved god, In the end you’ll end up finding someone who cares about you and who can help you.