Clarifying Conundrum: When God Waits
May 19, 2019 Pastor: Chuck Steiner
Scripture: John 11:1–21
I. Why do bad things happen to good people? (John 11:1-5)
II. Where is God when you want and need Him? (John 11:6-7)
A. Scripture examples when God delays. Four lessons about waiting.
1. The delay of God's promise. (Gennesis 12:15, 16:17)
2. The delay of God's procedure. (Genesis 37-42)
3. The delay of God's preparation. (John 13:5-13; 21:15-18)
4. The delay of God's providence. (Mark 5:21-42)
B. Several evident options
1. He could have prevented it from happening.
2. He could have provided healing.
III. Why does God say "wait"? (John 11:11-15)
A. God delays His reply for a purpose.
IV. What to do when God delays
A. Revise your schedule: Pray...Psalm 31:5
B. Replace worry and doubt with hope and faith...Matthew 6:25-32
C. Remember God's clock is not our clock...Psalm 37:5
D. Remain confident in Him...Proverbs 3:3-6