I have to admit to sometimes having doubts when God continually fails to keep His promise in Matt. 7:7, "Ask, and it shall be given you." What does that mean since it obviously does not mean what it says?
I once had a pastor who said that it originally said, "Keep on asking." OK, if that is true, then how many years are we supposed to ask? What things are we not to ask for, and what things ARE we allowed to ask for so I don't waste my time asking for the wrong things--which I'm apparently doing?
I know He says not to seek riches, but is it wrong to want to be out of debt when you can't afford to pay your bills, or to want relief from pain and sickness? I KNOW I'm saved, but I don't understand why God doesn't hear or answer me. It's not because of sin since I can't think of anything I'm doing other than not being in a church (since I can't find one), although I know I haven't reached perfection yet.