What do you do? What if you pray and beg God to help you but nothing happens and even when you try to do something on your own it's not successful? I mean the worst thing is when you have a problem and you don't know what to do and God is silent and you don't see God in the situation doing anything. What do you do then? :tear: Do you know the saying "Help yourself then God will help you" this saying is mocking God because it basically says that God doesn't do anything, you have to help yourself. I had to think of this saying today and asked myself what shall I do? I have been suffering for something which I don't want to talk about because you couldn't help me anyway for a long long time. It's not a spiritual problem which could simply be solved by seeking advice from christians but the problem also has spiritual side effect since not getting the problem solved drags me down and makes me wonder where God is and why he allows this. I have been suffering from this for so long and I'm so tired of it and I also don't know what to do anymore. This is simply the worst, the feeling of being left alone with it not knowing what to do. What shall I do? I don't know a solution. I have tried everything and went to different doctors and nobody could really help me or give me an advice and every time I hoped and asked God to help me and I always got disappointed because none of them could help me. And now I don't know what to do anymore. The problem is even if I found somebody who could help me then it would be all through my own efforts. But I want God to help me I need to know what God wants to help me and that he sees my miserable state and that he cares about my problems. I need to know this! If I simply put all efforts into it and go from doctor to doctor and then one day I find someone who can help me then I will think that God didn't do anything for me and it was all through my own effort. I don't understand this. Why is God silent? What would you do if you are suffering from something and you feel totally hopeless and pray and nothing happens? Would you still be happy and rejoice? Could you do this? I can't because I don't know if God even knows my problems are cares about them. If he cares then why doesn't he help me somehow? I don't understand this. Maybe more experienced or mature christians could simply separate these things and still rejoice but I cannot do this. I cannot rejoice. This problem drags me down and it's not only the problem itself which is already bad enough what also drags me down is this feeling of being left alone by God. This is also very depressing. I just don't understand why he doesn't do something. This makes prayer look so uneffective. I mean when you beg God for help and nothing happens then what else can you do? I cannot beg more than I have.