Junebug here's the problem. If god exists and he is willing and able to give comfort to those in need regardless of what they believe. If according to you we can be sure of receiving comfort from him, then why is it that even when there are so many people around the world praying for this spiritual/emotional comfort, so many of them are left empty.
Think of all the despair there is in this world, all the grief. Count all the cases of suicide, self mutilations, all the people who have gone insane under the pressure.
If you don't believe god will heal amputees, why doesn't he at least comfort them. And if he does comfort some, then why not the others.
This quote comes from C.S Lewis. His wife had just died and he had gone to god looking for comfort.
..where is God? This is one of the most disquieting symptoms. When you are happy, so happy that you have no sense of needing Him, so happy that you are tempted to feel His claims upon you as an interruption, if you remember yourself and turn to Him with gratitude and praise, you will be—or so it feels—welcomed with open arms. But go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside. After that, silence. You may as well turn away. The longer you wait, the more emphatic the silence will become. There are no lights in the windows. It might be an empty house. Was it ever inhabited? It seemed so once. And that seeming was as strong as this. What can this mean? Why is He so present a commander in our time of prosperity and so very absent a help in time of trouble?
Junebug, I ask on behalf of all those who are continually praying to god for comfort yet remain empty.
Why does he answer others and not us? Why would he show you love and deny us?
Can he still hear us?
Do we need to pray harder?
Have we done something wrong?
Is it possible that god just doesn't love everybody the way he loves you?
You see Junebug, the people who wrote the bible, the Koran and the other holy books did so because they felt abandoned by god. They became afraid they had done something wrong and tried to make up for it. Many of the people who follow these religions feel the same way.
Junebug, since we know that god loves you, can you please pray to him for us? Pray to him and ask him why he let's us feel that we are not worthy of his love.