By   •   March 11, 2009   •   Topics: ,


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.


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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  1. katrysh says:

    thank you

  2. Rod Swanson says:

    This answer is weak. That is the problem I have found with Christianity. I recently come to the conclusion that after years of excruciating back pain, it was I that went to the surgeon and got it taken care of. There was no spiritual movement or healing. God did not answer my prayers then and now and most likely never. Too many reasons and verses to cover the questions with answers that merely say, because the bible says so. At least Christianity pays well for a few.

    1. BGEA says:

      Rod, we’re sorry to hear of your years of back pain and hope that you’re doing better now. That must have been a very difficult time for you.

      God may not always answer our prayers in ways we expect or want, but that doesn’t mean He isn’t listening. We don’t always understand His answers, but remember that He sees the big picture in our lives and knows how each part of life will play out in the end. Many of us experience suffering, but that doesn’t mean God doesn’t care for us. God Himself suffered greatly when He came to us in the form of Jesus Christ, taking the weight of the entire world upon Himself. He understands our pain and doesn’t mean for us to go through it alone.

      We have forwarded your message to our team so we can respond further.

  3. Christine says:

    There is so much going on in my life that I wanna give up my fiancé is facing charges on Friday for something he didn’t do he took the charge for someone else but now he has found God and wants to change his mind about it I pray that God provides a way out and I am so depressed over the entire situation and there’s more going I just want to give up run away and hide I don’t even have the will to get out of bed anymore

  4. Guerda Bornelus says:

    I want to give up so bad. I’ve been praying since last year for the restoration of my marriage. Instead, my husband acts like he hates more. This so much to handle.

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