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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When The Answer Is Denied, Part 2 of 2 (The Triumph Of Unanswered Prayer)

November 3, 2021

When you’re in need, you naturally pray for God to provide. Sometimes the answer is “no.” How you react to that kind of ongoing burden is crucial. In this message, you receive life- changing lessons as you bear that burden: 1.) With burdens come blessings. 2.) Burdens are specifically chosen for us. 3.) You can be changed forever if you listen carefully. You’ll discover that even the “no” answers are still answers from a gracious God.

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Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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“Why should I bother praying when God doesn’t seem to answer?” Have you ever begged God to remove a difficulty in your life? Paul did, and the Lord said “no.” It’s tough taking “no” for an answer. But there are times when the answer to a believer’s prayer is a clear “no.” You have a choice: these times can either make you resentful or they can increase your faith. In this message, you’ll learn how to respond when God answers in the negative.
November 2, 2021
Do you ever feel perplexed when injustice seems to be winning? Where’s God when evil seems overwhelming? The prophet Habakkuk had the same issue—complaints which belong in today’s news. Evildoers were having a field day and the foundations of the nation were being torn apart. Yet amid the turmoil, the prophet has a burst of faith, knowing that God is still in charge. How can you move through your own honest questions to keep praising God?
November 1, 2021
Our nation seems to be heading in a downward spiral. It’s like the scenario painted by Habakkuk the prophet: things were bad and getting worse. He was asking God “Where are You?” In this message, we learn important lessons about prayer.
October 29, 2021
When God answers prayer in ways we don’t expect, we’re reminded that we need Him more than the answers. We must make sure our relationship with God is strong, realizing that knowing Him is more vital than getting what we want. 
October 28, 2021
Prayer is often mysterious. We’re commanded to ask in faith, without doubting. But the answers sometimes come from unexpected directions, even unrelated to our specific request. In this message, we learn about answers in disguise. 
October 27, 2021
God gave Abraham promises that would not come to pass for hundreds of years. Next time you feel like God is a bit slow to answer your prayers, remember that His scale of time is bigger than yours. He has a larger agenda. 
October 26, 2021
When we pray for something, we hope for a quick response from God. But God has His own timeline which is not always in sync with ours. How do we handle prayers that are time-critical for us, when God’s answers seem to never come? 
October 25, 2021
When we pray, there’s a bigger purpose at work than we realize. For us, getting the answer is all-consuming. For God, developing our character is the real objective. In this message, we learn that God is at work, even when our prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling. 
October 22, 2021
It happens again and again. A child is at death’s door, and even after urgent prayer, the child dies anyway. Where was God? When prayer is not answered as we’d like, many simply stop praying. What is God doing? 
October 21, 2021
In our day, the family is on life support. It’s up to Christians to be an example of the value and power of a godly family. Keeping our kids from moral harm is high on the agenda, and this message provides some instructions for parents.
October 20, 2021
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When You’ve Been Wronged
Conflict in relationships is inevitable, but healing and reconciliation often is not. Time and again we've tried every option and failed, and all we are left with is a load of guilt and pain. Pastor Erwin Lutzer shows how the blessing the Lord gives to those who suffer unjustly is worth the pain involved. He also illustrates the need to leave our broken relationships in the hands of God and move forward in our lives toward freedom. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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