“When a Christian tries to live by reason, he is moving out of God’s country into the enemy’s land. We belong in the miraculous and supernatural realm.” -John G Lake
Without faith no one can please God because the one coming to God must believe He exists, and He rewards those who come seeking. Heb 11:6
It’s perplexing to see self-described “de-converts” argue and complain that God didn’t answer their prayers, and to bolster their tale they usually add in the falsehood that He doesn’t answer anyone’s prayers.
I believe we’ve located the first obstacle to their ‘unanswered’ prayers: A person who is praying to God must actually BELIEVE that God (you know) EXISTS.