WHAT TO DO WHEN GOD IS SILENT
Introduction:As Jesus is seeking a time of rest, a Canaanite woman brings a request for her daughter’s healing.At first she is ignored, excluded and embarrassed.How do we respond when God is silent to our prayers?
I.______________________ OUT TO GOD (v. 22)
A.She Was Motivated By Her ___________________ For Her Daughter
B.Jesus Is _________________
C.The Disciples Saw Her As A _____________________
D.“I Was Sent Only To The Lost Sheep Of Israel” (v 24)
E.Examples In The Psalms
II.__________________________ God (v 25)
A.Three Times She Addresses Jesus “____________________”
B.“Dogs” (v 26)
* Refers to small household dogs
* Not hostile to her but is ___________________ her.
III._______________________ AND _____________________________ (v 27)
A.Jesus is _________________________ her.
* Is she coming out of superstition or for _______________?
* Is she coming out of _______________ and trust?
B. She Demonstrates:
* Unconditional Submission
C. Jesus _____________________________ Her Prayer
“Woman, you have great faith!Your request is granted” (v 28)
“For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”
Conclusion:The Canaanite woman expressed her faith in her prayer, worship and persistence.Where is your faith being tested today?