Ever wonder where God was when...? Ever had a need that God didn't seem to meet? Ever think that God just didn't care about you in your circumstance?
Below is an article written by John Piper to an eleven year old named "Tommy"about these very questions. Take time to think through and investigate these thoughts and compare them against what God's Word says. Because of the articles length, it has been broken up into 7 parts.
JESUS CAN DO ALL THINGS
The Bible says he does. Jesus made the winds stop and the waves die down. And so his followers said, “He commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” (Luke 8:25). They were right. Wind and waves obey Jesus. They do what they are told. He still commands them today. Because the Bible says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
This is why your question is so important. What does it mean, if your family goes through a really hard time? What if you want to be missionaries, and the money doesn’t come in the way you prayed it would? What if there’s hardly enough money to pay the rent, and buy food?
Does it mean Jesus has lost some of his power? Does it mean he doesn’t care for you? Does it mean the family has sinned and is being punished?
Tommy, it does not mean any of those things.
Article Source: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/letter-to-a-teenager-in-need