It is so great to see and hear about answered prayer, yet what if we don't? Is God not answering prayer, is He not hearing us? Yes He is, we may not see it or hear about it, but He is doing it! Faith trusts God's word even if we do not see any results, faith just knows!
In the book of Daniel there is a wonderful example of this faith. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were challenged to bow down and worship the kings statue, if they did not they would die. Their response, Our God will deliver us, but even if He does not, we still will not bow down to the kings statue!
They just had faith, no matter what the results, God was in control! If we go on sight alone we will certainly be disappointed. It is not always in what we can see, it is about the faith in what we do not!
Daniel 3:16-18, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzer, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand O king. But if not, let it be know to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up."
Even if they did not see physical results from God, they had no doubts at all that God was God. They had seen enough in the past, they needed no more proof that God existed. They just knew, they had an unwavering faith God had them in the palm of His hand. If God delivered them great, but even if He did not great!
They had nothing to lose and everything to gain, if they lived God was God, if they died God was God. They would either spend more time with Him in the present, or spend the rest of their time in His presence! Wow, a win win no matter what, that is how faith works for a believer! We cannot not lose, we live with Him here, or we live with Him in His presence in glory for an eternity!
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16