I Thank God For The Unanswered Prayers, Too

“But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” 

(Micah 7:7 ESV)


Prayer has transformed my life. 

I’ve witnessed countless answered prayers. I’ve seen the Lord answer the prayers of friends and family. I’ve seen Him answer my own prayers. I’ve seen Him transform situations and people. I’ve experienced His provision. I’ve seen God move overnight, or within minutes, because of prayer.

But there’s also unanswered prayer. 

I’ve encountered this many times, and chances are, you have as well. You may have experienced the pain, confusion, or heartache of a particular circumstance in your life that, for some reason, seems to be immovable or unchanging even after years. 

There comes a point where you may think, God, I’ve done everything I could. What am I supposed to do now?

At the start of 2023, I don’t know where you are today or what unanswered prayers come to mind, but I can tell you this: In moments like these, you have the opportunity to encounter the richest, deepest lessons and transformation. There is more for you, even now — and you can be comforted and amazed at how much God can move in these seasons. 

Recently, the book of Daniel has reminded me of the tremendous power of prayer and worship. You’re probably familiar with the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego facing the fiery furnace, but there’s also so much wisdom and encouragement from the events that take place beforehand. In the first three chapters of Daniel, here’s what we can learn about how to show up faithfully and recognize God’s hand, even in the midst of prayers that seem to go unanswered:

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26 Things I Learned at 26 | Life Lessons | Video

And just like that, we’re back with a new video! If you’ve been around for a while, you know that every year around my birthday, I share a list of memorable lessons that God has taught me as a way to look back and share some encouragement. You’ll find little lessons on faith, growth, and how I’ve come to know God more through it all.

So, here’s what I learned this past year at 26. Click below to watch!

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Trusting God In Seasons of Transition | Ask LizMargaret #4 | Video

What does it look like to trust God in uncertainty? 

It’s easy to say we trust the Lord, but I find our faith is really tested when it comes to understanding His timing in our lives. So, in today’s Ask LizMargaret video, we’re talking about how to truly trust God in seasons of transition — especially when we’re faced with unknowns, stresses, and making decisions.

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Introducing: Being Led by God | A 5-Day Devotional

Do you find it challenging to hear God’s voice? Have you ever felt confused about where He’s leading you? Do you sometimes feel like God is just silent?

Introducing: Being Led by God

Being Led by God is a five-day look into understanding God’s voice and His leading in your life. This devotional is a FREE digital download you can read anytime.

Here’s what’s inside the devo:

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What I Got Wrong About Hearing God’s Voice

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you. 

(Psalm 9:10 ESV)


I’ve been curious about the topic of hearing God’s voice for a long time.

To think that an all-powerful and all-knowing God loves us so much that He desires a personal relationship with us through His son Jesus Christ. The same God who is perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4), capable of doing the impossible (Luke 18:27), and created all things (Colossians 1:16) sees me, sees you, and wants to be involved in our lives. (I’m in awe of that!)

But I remember being confused about what it actually looked like to hear Him and follow His voice in my everyday life.

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My Biggest Regrets From College | 10 Things I Wish I Knew | Video

Today, we’re going back to the past and talking all about college. 

I’m very grateful for the time I had as a student because I grew so much in my faith (and honestly, it’s one of the biggest reasons why I started blogging!) — but it came with some crucial lessons I had to learn.

So, here are 10 things I wish I knew back then. Click below to watch:

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Don’t Worry About Tomorrow | Video


Let’s be honest: It can be extremely hard to shake the feeling of fear. One moment it seeps into your mind, and the next thing you know, you’re in an endless cycle of worry. But here’s the beautiful truth: God has promises for your life to give you peace even in uncertainty and doubt. No matter your circumstances, you have access to freedom from your Heavenly Father.

We’re tackling fear, the future, and finding peace in today’s Bible study on Matthew 6:25-34.

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Why You Should Guard Your Heart | Video

Hey, friends! The blog is back, and I’m so excited to share a NEW video with you.

God’s Word is filled with incredible wisdom on the heart — and Proverbs 4:23 gives us a clear and familiar instruction: “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (NLT). We’re diving into this verse and looking at what it truly means to guard our heart. Today’s devotional will give you practical tips from scripture on how to manage your heart and mind, and ultimately, how it can transform your life. 


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Faith Q&A: How to Surrender to God, Overcoming Comparison, Dealing with Social Media, & More | Video

Hey, all! I hope you’ve been staying safe and at peace during this time. I pray that even with the coronavirus outbreak, we hold onto wisdom and faith — and not fear. I’ve been thinking more and more about who God is and the fact that He is faithful and all-powerful, especially when we face challenging and unpredictable moments on earth.

And with that, I hope to give you some encouragement with a NEW video that’s up on the blog today!

I’ve been asked some thought-provoking faith questions over time, so I felt it’d be helpful to compile them all in a Faith Q&A on my YouTube channel. Here are some topics can you expect:

  • How to truly surrender your life to God.
  • How to navigate being a Christian at work.
  • How to overcome comparison.

Plus way more! Click below to watch:

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