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Ask Max: Suffering, Racism, Anxiety and Unanswered Prayerseries: Max Lucado Messages
Does God answer prayer? We should make legitimate requests offered with respect and kindness, like a child to a father, and fitting into the scope of what God wants to do on earth. Suffering is often a crisis of faith because of unmet expectations. Paul teaches that our sufferings are "lightweight" compared to heavenly glory. Anxiety about tomorrow writes a check on today's joy. Regarding prejudice, your skin color and culture were God's idea in His infinite creativity. Don't tolerate racism in any form.