Why isn’t God answering my prayers to rescue me from this suffering?

Learning To Be Full Of Grace And Truth.

This is the fourth post in this week’s series of posts where I have been addressing some of the questions that are often represented by the question: “Why is this happening to me?” Monday I looked at the question, “What did I do wrong to deserve this?” Tuesday I looked at “Why is God punishing me?” Today’s question is, “Why isn’t God answering my prayers to rescue me from this suffering?”

When I am asked this question, one of the first places I lead the questioner to is 2 Corinthians 12:7-9,

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made…

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