We each have times in our life where we think to ourselves "God has forgetten me." or "God never answered my prayer." We look at the immediate circumstance we are in. I have these same feelings alot. I look back at my day sometimes and say what a crappy day, nothing good happened. When I reflect more carefully though I see the tender mercies of the lord, and I can see his many blessings in my life.
A big problem we all face is that we forget. We have experiences that are given to us to build our faith and we forget. We pray at times for guidance and direction and we don't recognize when God sends us the answer. Sometimes it is in a different way than we were expecting. I know that the Lord does answer each and every prayer. If we truly reflect upon it we will see the Lords influence in our lives.
I think of a story I heard a couple of months ago, it goes like this:
A man has been notified that his house is going to be flooded and he needs to get out of the house. He says no I don't have to, God is going to take care of me. Then the flood starts to rise and a sheriff comes along and tells him to get out. The man says no, God is going to save me. So, the floods continue to rise, and he climbs on top of the house. A boat comes along and he's told to climb into the boat. He says, no, no , God is going to save me. Finally, a helicopter comes along and they lower the net to rescue him. The man says, no, no, God is going to save me! Well, the man drowns and goes to heaven. When he gets to heaven he says to God, "why didn't you save me?" God says, "I sent the sheriff, I sent a boat, I sent a helicopter, what more did you want me to do?"
I know that the Lord does answer prayers and that he does guide us in our lives. May we all remember the blessings he has given us.