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I have been praying earnestly to God to interfere in a problem. It has been close to 2 years and the problem is getting more complicated. I pray to God to open my heart, eyes and all my senses to see him in my life; but nothing has changed. Actually I feel I am more doubtful than before; and the tiny bit of faith I had is dissipating. I really need advice.

The devil is an instigator and a problem-maker. Most sins are small victories to the evil one; and he roars triumphantly when he succeeds in breaking one's spirit to hopelessness. For once this is achieved; a multitude of sins will flood in. Therefore, submit the problem, wholeheartedly, to God; and then you will be able to submit to His solutions. Continue in prayer, seeking, knocking, and asking; for God answers all prayers. However, His answer can be "yes" or "no". Try to make small but positive and meaningful changes in your life. Let go of the trivial aggravations and trust in God, and in His love for you. Remind yourself of what you have regardless of this complicated part of your life; and of the many prayers that have already been answered in your life and others. Throughout the Holy Bible,
our fathers Moses, Joshua, David, the prophets, and even St. Stephen (Acts) reminded themselves and others of God's promises, mercies, and saving hand; especially during the hardest of times. The tears of pain will one day become tears of gratitude, even harder to restrain.

"The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place" (Deuteronomy 1:30-31).
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