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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

When the Answer is Disappoints, Part 2 of 3 (The Triumph of Unanswered Prayer)

May 4, 2015

If we ask why some Christians abandon the faith they once had, the reason is usually unanswered prayer. The bitter disappointment of knowing that God could heal a child or resolve a bitter dispute, yet He chooses not to do so, leaves us wondering whether God actually cares. These messages are intended to increase our faith and remind us that God's hidden purpose is more important than having our desires met. You need to hear these encouraging truths, and you probably know someone else who needs them as well.

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If we ask why some Christians abandon the faith they once had, the reason is usually unanswered prayer. The bitter disappointment of knowing that God could heal a child or resolve a bitter dispute, yet He chooses not to do so, leaves us wondering whether God actually cares. These messages are intended to increase our faith and remind us that God's hidden purpose is more important than having our desires met. You need to hear these encouraging truths, and you probably know someone else who needs them as well.
May 1, 2015
When Christians find themselves in need, they naturally pray for God to provide. When the answer is “no,” how we react is crucial. Remember that even “no” answers are still answers. God is fully aware of our needs and what’s best for us.
April 30, 2015
When you pray for something and the answer is “no,” do you wonder what to do? Well, you’re in good company. The Apostle Paul had a great need… he sought the Lord repeatedly for relief. But the answer was “No, My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
April 29, 2015
As God’s children, there are times when the answer to a prayer of ours is a clear “no.” We have a choice: these times can either make us resentful, or, they can increase our faith. In this message, learn how to react and respond when God denies a petition we make to Him.
April 28, 2015
Habakkuk the prophet lived in a time of turmoil not unlike our own. He had a remarkable dialog with God, a dialog that reveals the prophet’s journey of faith from frustration to the calm assurance that God is in charge.
April 27, 2015
Evildoers were having a field day, and the foundations of the nation were being torn apart. Yet, in the midst of turmoil, the prophet Habakkuk had a burst of faith that God was still in charge, just as God still reigns over the USA.
April 24, 2015
The prophet Habakkuk’s dialogs with God show a man wrestling with how God could seemingly be out of touch with how tough things were. Let’s get into the heart of the prophet’s complaint as we learn lessons on praying during dark times.
April 23, 2015
America is heading toward more government control and less freedom. So, what should Christians do? It’s the scenario painted by the prophet Habakkuk: things were bad and getting worse. He was asking God, “Where are You?”
April 22, 2015
When God answers prayer in ways we don’t expect, He reminds us that it’s Him we really need. Today, let’s make sure our relationships with God are strong and growing, because knowing Him is far more vital than getting what we want from Him.
April 21, 2015
As we mature as Christians, our prayers shift from asking for things to asking for God. That’s why some prayers are answered in ways that surprise us. God wants a relationship with us that transcends the daily details we think are so crucial. 
April 20, 2015
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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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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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