What if I told you unanswered prayer may be a sign of God’s favor? You might argue that since biblical days many have taught otherwise. If you’re sick or God has closed your womb, then you’ve fallen from grace.
What if I told you the Bible shows the reverse was true for some of God’s chosen ones?
In the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, one line spoken by Elizabeth, after she became pregnant, speaks volumes about the pain she suffered during her years of unanswered prayer.
‘The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people’” (Luke 1:25 NIV).
The Jews believed Elizabeth’s barrenness represented God’s punishment for some hidden sin. Continue Reading