Sometimes our prayers get answered in such a clear cut way that God’s hand is obvious, and we want to shout for joy from the rooftops. Other times, it seems like all life hands us is snakes and scorpions. Our prayers go unanswered. Instead of relief, we are handed pain and suffering. God seems so distant.

In those moments, you may want to cry out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”

Good news: You’re not alone. Not only are your sentiments echoed in the lives of the fellow Christians you will encounter in any church, this very same struggle is found in scripture.

Journey with Pastor Phil as he listens to Jesus’ teaching on prayer and offers up a way to respond to those moments in life when you think, “I didn’t ask for this.”