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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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89 Comments

  1. Jesse carson says:

    God, please help me.

  2. Jai Gothis says:

    I feel like giving up on God, because no matter how I pray nothing seems to be changing. But I can’t give up on God, because the where would I go if I can’t go to God? He told me to cast all my cares on him. So I will wait patiently until he intervenes. I know that your situation might be hard and your world might seems like it falling in on you. Just trust God. Faith isn’t about what you can see. God is able to do the impossible. So don’t give up on God.

    1. Jesse carson says:

      I hear you. My spirit had given up. I’m a walking hurt. I know Paul asked God to take the pain from his side. God wouldn’t. He said my grace is sufficient for you. I’m asking Jesus to help and give you grace.

  3. DTG says:

    I feel like giving up, but would I? If so, for what? I am not asking God for anything trivial but to know that he is there and to know that he loves me. To be comforted and have peace is all that I ask. A healing would be nice too, if you can spare it. I feel so alone in the darkest of places. I have suffered and do suffer so so terribly. Where are you God of the Bible?

  4. DTG says:

    God blesses who he blesses and curses who he curses. I just happen to be one he cursed. Abusive childhood, stabbed multiple times (including by dear old Mom), burned severely, chronic horrible pain, ptsd and the list goes on.

  5. Bruce Niday says:

    I’m ready to give up on believing. I’ve been praying for help to get to a new life in arkansas. I have a lady there that is going in for surgery Tuesday and I want to be there for her to help her thru everything and be there for her kids to help them learn and teach them stuff. I’ve been trying since October praying everyday and night. I’m not asking for the world just help getting to them. I’m on disability and need a purpose with my life. They are my purpose but I’m having trouble with believing anymore