There are many events that can happen in your life that can make your faith in God a bit shaky. In some cases, we even can't seem to win and lose faith completely. These situations happen to everyone at some point but can shape our lives if we let God stay in the picture. Even though in these moments of pain and doubt we may change, God just doesn't. He isn't waiting for us to break down before guiding us. He is working on our lives at this very second. He already knows what will happen. We may fail every single day, but God never will.
Most times when we think God isn’t listening to our prayers, we should probably first learn to listen better ourselves. Not every time are we going to pray one day and get everything we want the next. God is full of love, promises, peace, and security, but God also teaches us patience and trust along the way. When we have an opportunity to learn patience, that alone can help us grow in our understanding of God’s love and kindness.
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us." 1 John 5:14
It takes time for us to trust, especially if we have constantly had people in our lives that have destroyed our ability to trust. However, our life comes to a point where everything is working for us and we are at a high point in life, we can’t just find joy in those things we have accomplished because God did it. None of it is ever our doing. We can either use those highs in a negative way and praise ourselves for getting us there, or we can do what we are called to do and praise God, love others like he does, and continue to trust him with the rest of our lives.
"Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” Proverbs 16:20
Sometimes it takes a dark point in our life to finally be able to learn that God is listening, always present, and is always faithful. Most testimonies I have gotten the pleasure to hear and learn from have taken a challenge in their lives and made God the center of their lives. They let God take over, trusting that His plan was greater.
"I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2