"You have said, 'It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty?' (Malachi 3:14)
Sometimes, thoughts like these pass through the minds of believers. After doing things in a right manner, if deliverance doesn't come at the expected time, frustrations can surface. "What more should I do Lord", is the heart cry that rises. But we must remember that God is merciful and more compassionate than we can ever imagine. He sets the time for the deliverance and when it comes, it comes quick, though we may think it was delayed. The taunts of the enemy during the waiting period can be distressing and can batter whatever hope remains.
The waiting can sometimes be spiritual hunger for experiencing the touch of God and is accompanied by a soul-mourning condition. One of the Psalmists went through such a state and he lamented, "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" (Psalm 42:1-3)"
But the best part of it all for a believer is that God never leaves nor forsakes and his Holy Spirit is always at work even when one can't bring words to the mouth while in prayer due to the dejected state that one is in. The Bible says,
"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. (Romans 8:26)"
There's hope for you and me because we serve a Saviour who went through all the griefs and pains that we go through and he understands. Let the afflicted among you assure your selves this day, that your Saviour will do wonders for you once again and that he will reign supreme over all matters of your life.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)