'2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.'
I've always found these bible verses perplexing.
I have to believe God will answer my prayers for help even though I know in my heart he probably wont,.................my reasoning being, if he hears the agonized screams of babies & tiny children being raped & abused for disgusting child porn & ignores them then he's sure as hell not gonna bother with me.