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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3 Things I’ve Learned About God’s Timing

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV)


Over the years, God has used numerous circumstances to teach me about His ways. He often guides with patience, and yet, we often feel the need to walk quickly ahead. I’ve learned to slow down — and, of course, I’m still learning to — and when I do, I’m able to reflect on how I’ve seen His timing in my life.

I notice that He’s done so much more than I could ask or think, even when I thought it wasn’t possible. And I want to encourage you today with this simple truth: You can trust His guidance. You can hold onto His Word and trust His character, no matter what you’re facing.

So, with this in mind, here are three things I’ve learned when it comes to God’s timing:

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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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Let God’s Voice Be The Loudest Voice In Your Life

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

(Isaiah 26:3 ESV)


What’s one area of your life that seems impossible? The hardest to overcome, the hardest to have faith, the hardest to redeem. It could be a situation, a struggle, an insecurity, a belief — a particular area where, at some point, doubt seeped in and has never left.

I’ve recently learned that if there’s any place you should never doubt yourself, it’s at a roller skating rink. 

Yes, really. 

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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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