We all go through seasons where God seems distant – almost as if He has abandoned us. In John 11:1-37, we are introduced to three of Jesus’ closest friends: Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Lazarus is on the verge of death so Mary & Martha send a message to Jesus to come heal his friend. On hearing this message, Jesus intentionally stays away and allows Lazarus to die.
He could have prevented it… but he didn’t.
How do we respond when it seems that God is not listening to our prayers? What do we do when the person we have been praying for actually gets worse rather than better?
These are the questions I wrestled with in the message today at Renovation Church. You can watch the message below (P.S. – We have upgraded the sound quality of our Facebook live stream – it is 1,000% better… and not I’m not exaggerating!) If you are reading this in your e-mail you will have to go the actual page to see the video.