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By   •   March 11, 2009   •   Topics: ,

Q:

I'm about to give up on God. I've prayed and prayed for Him to take away my problems, but nothing has changed. Why doesn't God do something? I thought He was supposed to care about us.


A:

God does care about us—far more than we will ever imagine. Even when we forget Him or ignore Him, He does not forget us or ignore us, because His love for us is everlasting. The Bible says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 106:1).

Why, then, doesn’t He take our problems away when we ask Him? I’ve pondered this question most of my life, and to be honest I don’t have an answer that covers every situation. God sees the whole picture; we see only a part. Someday we will understand, when we see Jesus in heaven—but until then, the Bible says, “We live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

But I do know this: Often God answers our prayers not by taking our problems away, but by giving us the strength and wisdom to deal with them. Yes, when problems arise we all wish they’d just go away—but sometimes God wants us to turn to Him and instead ask Him for the strength to stand up under them. And when we do, He has promised to grant it. The Apostle Paul said, “I can do everything through him (Christ) who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).

May this be your experience as you turn your life over to Jesus Christ and trust your problems into His care. God loves you; He loves you so much that He sent His Son into the world to make you part of His family forever. Put your trust in Him today.

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30 Comments

  1. John says:

    I Ned you and God so badly to correct my life and

  2. Stuck and Lost says:

    Totally relatable! Everyone around me who believes in nothing or foolishness, is doing better than me! I ask and pray to be forgiven and for him to come into my heart to change me but nothing. Is he listening, can he hear me? Sometimes I get tired of the cycle, doing good for a minute then bad for a while! I’m nice, smart and presentable but for some reason have been w/o work since February doing anything to get by, done so many interviews I lost count and still nothing. Why am I being shutout at every turn; DO NOT HEAR OR BLESS THIS MAN! TIRED OF THE DARK CLOUDS, IF THIS IS HOW MY LIFE IS GOING TO REMAIN, ATLEAST LET ME KNOW SO I CAN END IT, DON’T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO KEEP GOING ON MY OWN, WORLD IS TOO TOUGH FOR ME, PLEASE JESUS ANYTHING

    1. BGEA says:

      Please consider visiting http://peacewithgod.net/ to talk with a member of our team.

  3. Alex Arenas says:

    Please pray for strengthened faith in God as I’ve prayed and believed in him through talking with him and confessing my sins to him. BUT, he continues to be silent. I have to sit back and continue to see blessings given to others. I am losing faith in him. He gave me a wife and two beautiful girls. I’ve asked him for a better living to givebut all I get to see is a better life for others. I know my faith is stronger than other people. I even gave up my Catholic upbringing because I wanted to know him more which got family and friends disappointed with me. Well, those same friends who worship other people than Christ himself, are being blessed abundantly. They have Egos, pride and lived in sin for many years. Yet, God has their attention,

  4. bigredkitty says:

    My prayers have been call-screened or simple deleted for years. I. Am. Done. As far as I am concerned, other than my immediate family, I am alone in this life. If I want/need anything, it is up to me to do for myself. Praying only wastes what littel time and energy I have left at the end of the day and only make matters worse. I am not an atheist, I do think someone/something is out there, but he is neither loving nor benevolent

    1. BGEA says:

      God loves you more than you can imagine, and He has a purpose for your life. Would you like to learn more about that love? http://peacewithgod.net/

    2. Chris says:

      I agree and feel exactly the same way. I’ve tried to believe and have faith in His word, praying, meditating, reading, fasting, and just resting to listen for His word to come to fruition in my life, and its like the phone is ringing off the hook and has been for over 4 years. I’ve grown up in church and know the word of God, but when it seems the other person in the relationship wants nothing to do with you, no matter how much you reach out or are intentional about giving them your time, it really makes me just want to walk away, because what difference would it be, He’s not saying or doing anything as it is right now.

  5. JP says:

    I don’t know who will see this, but I was arrested for my own stupidity and because of that I lost my job, my home got divorced and live at home with my mother, I have been unemployed for a year and have huge bills, but I know that God has a plan for my life in his time. That is the key, his time. I get depressed and want to give up but I can’t. I just know that he is in control. May you be blessed by his mercy and grace, I am everyday!!!

    1. Abednego miller says:

      Amen🙏🏾👼🏾

    2. Marjorie says:

      JP… Sadly I am ready to give up to.
      I have prayed, read and cried for so long.
      My strength is all gone.
      I am tired.
      Yes, I have had sin in my life but who hasn’t?
      I have prayed for forgiveness and direction for so long.
      I don’t want to wake up anymore.
      I get it.

    3. BGEA says:

      Marjorie,

      God loves you and has a plan for your life. Will you visit us at this link, and chat with someone about your frustrations? http://peacewithgod.net/

  6. Lidya says:

    I’ve been called stupid, fat, antisocial, and more. I don’t give up. That’s exactly what the devil wants me to do. I have to keep fighting. Lord I love you even though I walk through struggle!! Hey to anyone wanting to give up, I feel the same way atleast twice a day. Highschool is rough, suicidal thoughts come to mind once in a while … but that won’t solve a single problem. God has answered my prayers in his timing. Two years ago I was struggling with grades so much I would almost cry when doing my homework now IN GOD’s TIME and by his KINDNESS… I have all A’s. He is faithful…You need to read God’s word and apply it in your life daily! Pray in faith believing that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTO GOD… HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH other People

    1. Jp says:

      Good for you. Personally I’m giving up. My conversations and prayers with God are a broken record. Over 20 years now. Same result. Read scripture for thousands of days. Prayed and begged to come in my heart and know he is there. Prayed for guidance through trials. For me there is no God and I’m never to going to pray anymore. Lost my father to cancer and now my mother is sick. No wife or kids. Family is a mess beyond repair. Frankly I’m looking forward to dying myself because life sucks.

    2. BGEA says:

      We’re so sorry to hear of all the struggles you’ve been facing. Life can be very difficult, especially when so many bad things happen at once. But we assure you that God hasn’t forgotten you and that there is ALWAYS hope, no matter how grim things seem. Yes, there is suffering and pain in this life, but there is a hope that goes deeper than all that. We have passed on your comment to our team so we can respond more fully as soon as possible.

  7. shaniel guthrie says:

    I’ve asked and prayed I have NO STRENGTH OR JOY LEFT

    1. Audrey Diaz says:

      Don’t give up Shaniel!
      I’m in same situation no joy, lost family,husband my home! But I still praying to give back!