As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God! Psalm 40:17
People often ask: Why is it that God does not always deliver His people as soon as they ask? What do people suffer through horrible diseases? Why didn't God stop the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting? Why do we have national disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti? Where is God when people are suffering? Granted, people throughout the ages have experienced God's delivering power from pain, diseases, and all kind of troubles. But why do we still hurt? Did God promise relief from all troubles in the next world, but relief from only SOME troubles in this life? Why does it take long suffering before God makes a move? Didn't He promise to never forsake us? Didn't He promise us the abundant life?
Assuredly, we are never nearer to God than we are in pain. He is always near. God does not work as we do. Remember, the Word of God in Isaiah 55: 8 says ""For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD." We have to learn to lean on God and not our own understanding. God has a plan/purpose for each one of us and we must learn to yield to God. We cannot live the abundant life by resisting God. It is only when we submit to God that we will see His glory.
Some questions will never be answered here on this earth. But what I know for sure is that God is true to His Word. He promised that He will always be with you than rely on it. Faith in God is the only way to get to the abundant life that God wants you to enjoy. Whatever you are going through, you can be sure that God is with you. He is the One who is helping you through it. You will get to the next level. You will overcome. Listen, pain may come. Sickness and disease may come, but the love of God will last always. He created you. He knows intimately. He loves you completely, and He is committed to you eternally. He will never leave you. God cares. He is concerned about every area of your life.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38