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I Want To Believe But...: God Doesn't Answer My Prayers

Speaker: Jeff Geyer                                                                        

Date: August 25, 2019

This will take us back in time but how many remember:

  • Cheers
  • Magnum PI
  • MASH
  • Growing Pains
  • Home Improvement

We’ve gotten used to on-demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime…so much so that we’ve expected that this is how God should operate.

The Amazon Prime God doesn’t exist. We’ll find that making God on-demand diminishes His greatness and goodness.

God doesn’t exist to serve us. We exist to serve Him.

So if God isn’t like Amazon Prime, who is He?

God is always loving.

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?

Romans 8:35 (NLT)

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Romans 8:37 (NLT)

God is always wise. 

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)

God is always present.

I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.

Psalm 139:7-10 (NLT)

  • If it’s not dark, then we’re not looking for a light.
  • We experience God’s presence deeper in the dark than we do in the light

God is always loving, wise, and present.

God may or may not answer your prayer the way you want them answered.

It means that we keep trusting that He’s loving us, leading us, and strengthening us.

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