When we go through hardships we wonder this. Nothing except the actual need being met can comfort us. But is this true? There is scriptural truth and impeccable logic that we can hold onto to see us through hardships. Truth as tangible as the need being met. Scripture: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. God showed us that in His eyes we are worthy of the greatest love He is capable of. Matt 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Jesus is using an extreme example to make an extreme point. It actually sounds a bit sarcastic. If you add a ''Hello....'' at the start you will see what I mean. John 9:31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. This is a very important verse to understand. It is God telling us that if we are after His heart, He hears our prayer. Not ''He does not'' hear our prayer. Not ''if we repeat scripture over and over with much fasting he may hear our prayer'.' So we can fully conclude that whatever prayers seem unanswered have certainly not gone un-heard. Psalm 125:1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. Matt 10:39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. David is telling us to put our full trust in the Lord. Jesus qualifies this. Impeccable Logic: Non-Christian: Look at the creation you are and your surroundings. All the people in your life. Your family. The kids you went to school with. The shop keeper. Your gym partner. The year you were born and the technology that you are surrounded with that no generation prior had access to. All of this is not co-incidental. This is all evidence of a higher power putting you where He wants you. He has a plan for your life. All the evidence points there. As much as we think we are in control of it, we are not. We can only defy Him where He has placed us. He would not do this all if we had no value to Him. Christian: If God no longer needs us He will take us to heaven. God prefers to use us vs take us. As heaven is heaven and earth is earth. IE Earth sux. Heaven is awesome. God needs us where things are bad for as long as is possible. We can and must have absolute trust in God undertaking for our needs. We must learn to trust His timing and will. We must grasp that we are valuable to Him. Edit 1: underlined 'grasp' that we are valuable to Him. Edit 2: re-underlined 'grasp' that we are valuable to Him. Edit 3: re-re-underlined 'grasp'.