Why Is God Silent When I Cry Out for Help?

Episode 510 Show Notes 

From the Show

After Bible study, an older woman in the Lord came up to me and said, “Adriel, I don’t know what was going on last week, but the Lord woke me up in the middle of the night and I just felt like I should pray for you. And I don’t know what was going on, but I was praying for you.” It was Tuesday night, the same night I was wrestling with all these things, crying out to the Lord. Boy, the tears just began streaming down my face because there I was, crying out to the Lord, wondering, “God, do you hear me?” It was this sign for me, as a newer Christian at the time, that the Lord did hear my prayers.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. How come God hasn’t destroyed Satan already?

2. I’ve been with the Lord for almost 30 years. When I was younger, I committed adultery. I did repent, but to this day I hurt so much. Yes, for the things I have done, but mostly because I was already a born again Christian. And I keep asking myself why! I had children. What happens to a person who commits adultery?

3. In view of the truth of election and the reality that we contribute nothing to our salvation, except sin. Without clouding the gospel with human effort, what does a gospel presentation look like?

4. I’m calling about the idea that Jesus comforts us when we are in trouble and going through spiritual difficulties. I’ve been a Christian for over 20 years, and I certainly believe that Christ is my only hope of being united to the Father. But one thing I have difficulty understanding and accepting is when people say, run to Jesus to give you comfort. What does that even mean, to run to Jesus? Obviously, he’s not here in person, so we can’t run up to him, and then sometimes when you ask for said comfort, it doesn’t come. What are we supposed to do with that?

Resources

A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton

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