God never promised that our life would be perfect. He did promise that He would help us through life. Some days are better than others. There will be good days where you feel on top of the world. On the other hand, there will be some days where you don’t know how you’ll get through. You’ll cry out to God without any signs of relief. You’ll beg for a reprieve, but your struggles and circumstances will tighten their grip around your neck. It may be hard to believe, but there will be times where you’ll cry out to God for help, but He won’t come to your rescue. Here are some reasons why God isn’t immediately coming to your rescue.
We Need to Learn to Trust Him
Our faith is comparable to a muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. Like that muscle, our faith starts small, but it grows with every challenge that comes our way. Trials, tribulations, and heartbreak can force us to turn back to God. Every time we acknowledge our weaknesses and see Him act on our behalves, our faith grows. Before long, we have a long list of answered prayers that make it easier to trust Him. When God doesn’t immediately come to our rescue, it may be a lesson that we should trust Him with our circumstances instead of trying to fix everything ourselves.
We Don’t Think He Can
God works in response to faith. Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith, it’s impossible to please God. For God to answer our prayers, we have to believe that He exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him. Our lack of faith can be a considerable obstacle because it can stop you from receiving the blessings or help that you’re asking God to give you. Still, God will never force faith on anyone. Thankfully, all it takes is the faith of a mustard seed to invite God’s word into our lives. It’s not how much confidence we have but in whom our faith rests that matters. Imagine how it makes God feel when we question His abilities. He created all creation in seven days, but we’re asking if He can fix our problems. God is capable of doing anything. All we have to do is believe in Him.
We Have Sins in Our Lives
Isaiah 59:2 says that our vices make a separation between God and us, and our sins have hidden God’s face from us. This verse means that God won’t bless us when we rebel against Him. For example, parents refuse to give gifts to their kids when they rebel against them. God is our Father, so He is like our parent. More important than wealth, health, and happiness is whether we have the right relationship with God. He’ll often use difficult situations to help us realize how much we need Him. There may be some times where we stray from God. In these times, we feel like we can handle our situations on our own. However, God will use these situations to bring us back to Him and remind us that we need Him.
We Need to Learn a Lesson
In life, we’ll encounter difficult circumstances. When we encounter difficulty, we tend to ask God why this is happening to us. However, the resolution to this issue is changing our mindset. Instead of asking God why we should ask Him what he’s trying to teach us. James 1:3 reminds us that if we lack any wisdom, we should ask God for guidance and resist temptation. For example, most of us have dealt with a problematic coworker in our lifetimes. If you haven’t already, consider yourself lucky. Instead of asking God why you have to deal with this coworker, you should ask God what He’s trying to teach you. He could be trying to guide you to look at people through Jesus’ eyes instead of your own. By asking what, you let God know you’re open to His lessons.
God is Looking Out For Us
When we're going through a difficult situation, the thing we want most is for it to be over. We’re not thinking about the long-term lesson. We want the problem to stop immediately. In Romans 8:18, the apostle Paul said that our present sufferings aren’t worth comparing with the glory revealed in us. God has so much more knowledge than we do. He knows how things will end before we even know what’s going on. By not immediately rescuing us from our trials, He could be saving us from an unseen danger.
God Wants the Best For Us
God is such a wonderful Father. He does so much for us that we can’t thank Him enough for what He has done and what He’s going to do. God is always going to do what’s in our best interest. It can be frustrating when God doesn’t immediately come to our rescue, but we must understand that God has His reasons. We must also understand that God would never give us more than we can bear. Our earthly perspective is so limited. We can never really understand why God does the things He does. Instead of trying to understand Him, we should thank Him for keeping us and providing for us in our times of need.
When we’re going through hard times, we want nothing more than for God to rescue us. We cry out to Him, begging for His help. However, our prayers go unanswered. We start to question why God isn’t saving us and if He even cares about us. Still, we must remember that God isn’t obligated to answer our every beck and call. He isn’t a magical genie that grants all of our wishes. Instead, God is our Father who wants the best for us. When He doesn’t immediately save us, we should know that it is for a good reason. He could be teaching us a valuable lesson or keeping us from something that would harm us. Whatever His reasons are, we must thank Him for His guidance and continue to seek Him until He answers our prayer.