Hope is willing to leave unanswered questions unanswered and unknown futures unknown. Hope makes you see God's guiding hand not only in the gentle and pleasant moments but also in the shadows of disappointment and darkness.— Henri Nouwen
Surprising Unanswered quotations
Be sure that someday you'll praise and thank God for your unanswered prayers that once you had wept for them.
The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, buy unoffered prayer.
If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables - of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and, most of all, things unfair.
Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test.
.. You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.
Would you know my name, if I saw you in Heaven?
How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see?
Please... tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.
Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one's thoughts.
I wish to fill in the gaps which have so far always remained unanswered in the souls of men as burning questions, and which never leave any serious thinker in peace, if he honestly seeks the Truth.
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart.
If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that's obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer.
There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.
In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours.
How much of you is repetition?
If we don't love ourselves, tell me, how can we love somebody else?
If I wrote you a love letter, would you write back?
How can you laugh when your mother's hungry? How can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers.
Remember when you're talkin' to the man upstairs; that just because he doesn't answer doesn't mean he don't care. Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers
We impoverish God in our minds when we say there must be answers to our prayers on the material plane; the biggest answers to our prayers are in the realm of the unseen.
I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
The only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.
If I didn't smell so good would you still hug me?
When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down.
An agnostic position is one that leaves open the question whether there exists a god or gods, professing to find such a question unanswered or unanswerable. For the atheist, the question has been answered, and in the negative.
Take off your rubber and there's one more inside her, it's not yours, who can it be?
Who would be a poor man, a beggar man, a thief, if he held a rich man in his hand?
Should I peel a cap or should I let him survive?
Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions.
I smoke herb, but what's the harm it that?
It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody’s out there.
When you look for independence and you get what you want, how come you look back thinking what have I done?
Why is everything that is bad for me feel so good?