by Stan Coffey

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Why Does God Seem So Far Away? (7 of 8)
Series: When We Wonder Why?
Dr. Stan Coffey
2 Corinthians 1:4

I. When Our Request Is Wrong, God Is Denying Us
II. When Your Timing Is Wrong, God Is Delaying You
III. When Your Source Is Wrong, God Is Directing You
IV. When Your Life If Wrong, God Is Disciplining You
V. Through All Of This, God Is Developing You

Father, we do thank you and praise you for this time of study and knowing that human wisdom, the human mind cannot receive the things of the spirit of God or know them apart from the Holy Spirit. We pray for spiritual wisdom and insight and for the power of the Holy Spirit to work mightily through this lesson today. I pray today this lesson will be exactly what someone needs in their heart and in their life. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Well, today we are asking the question, ''Why does God seem so far away?''

A person wrote a letter to the pastor and it says, ''Dear Pastor, I'm very discouraged and down hearted at this time. I am a middle aged man in good health because of my problems in my field of work; I have been unemployed for many months now.

I can get no unemployment compensation. My wife has been sick for a long time and it is evident that she will never work again. I need a job. I want a job that will support us but it is just not there.

Often I think of suicide but I believe that is wrong. I pray and I try but nothing seems to happen. Where is God pastor? I have been a Christian for forty years but I see no light at the end of the tunnel. Pastor, where is God when I need Him the most?''

Now, I have got to admit that is a good question and it is one that is asked more times than you would imagine by good Christian people who are going through trials. Where is God when you need Him most? It seems like sometimes He is so very far away.

No matter how exciting your Christian life has been in the past, there may come a time in your life when circumstances, pressures, difficult ...

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