Snow Globe – Forgiving God

Pastor Jason Burns

December 17, 2023

  • God tricked me
  • Why does God do it for other people, but not me?
  • I gave up asking God
  • I know God can, but He doesn’t seem to care
  • What do you do with your hurt, frustration, and disappointment with God?

1 Samuel 1:6-7 (NLT)  //  So Peninnah would taunt Hannah and make fun of her because the LORD had kept her from having children. 7 Year after year it was the same—Peninnah would taunt Hannah as they went to the Tabernacle. Each time, Hannah would be reduced to tears and would not even eat.

1 Samuel 1:8 (NLT)  //  “Why are you crying, Hannah?” Elkanah would ask. “Why aren’t you eating? Why be downhearted just because you have no children? You have me—isn’t that better than having ten sons?”

1 Samuel 1:9-10 (NLT)  //  Once after a sacrificial meal at Shiloh, Hannah got up and went to pray. Eli the priest was sitting at his customary place beside the entrance of the Tabernacle. 10Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the LORD.

1 Samuel 1:19 (NLT)  //  The entire family got up early the next morning and went to worship the LORD once more. …

  • A waiting season isn’t a wasted season.

1 Samuel 1:19-20 (NLT)  //  Then they returned home to Ramah. When Elkanah slept with Hannah, the LORD remembered her plea, 20 and in due time she gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, for she said, “I asked the LORD for him.”

  • God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.