"If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land". Joshua 1:19
When it comes to receiving the answers to our prayers and petitions, there are times when we just have to trust and there are times when we have to trust and obey.
When Jarius came to Jesus about his sick daughter, Jesus told him to believe-- just trust. But there are other times when our trust has to have some obedience behind it. Here are some examples of what I am talking about. We are told to give and it shall be given unto us. We are told to bring our tithes and offerings into the storehouse and He would pour out a blessing on us. We are also told to "cast our bread upon the water and it shall come back to us in abundance". The Bible tells us to be doers of the Word and not hearers only. There are times the obedience may simply be to ask-- you have not because you ask not. Naaman was told to dip seven times in the Jordan River. Today we are told to call for the elders of the church and be anointed and prayed for to be healed. And so on.
There is an old hymn that says to trust and obey. It always takes trust-- belief, faith. But it may also at times require obedience. We have to be willing to do both. If you are wondering why you aren't seeing more answers and blessings, you should seek the Lord to find out if there is an act of obedience that you need to fulfill.
Have a great day. It takes trust in order to receive from the Lord, but it may take obedience as well.