We’ve all felt the sting of our prayers seemingly going unanswered. If God says, “No,” or “Wait,”—if it seems like life is breaking—we may feel like God is far away. But the reality is that He’s always near, and He cares for each of us deeply. He’s a Father who knows what’s best for each of His children. When we ask God to help us, He is more concerned about the condition of our hearts than simply answering a request. If we’re going to be people who pray in a way that God hears and we receive what we ask, it’s important that our hearts have the right posture. Because when they do, we make room for Him to be glorified through our lives and give others permission to worship the only One who can truly fill the longing in our souls.