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QUESTION: Hello!
If God is Love then why does He let people who pray to him find no consolation whatsoever. And why does He refuse to do something about their situation even if they nearly become suicidal?

ANSWER: Dear Andrew,

sometimes life is very hard and we may feel depressed; we may see no solutions to our troubles and sufferings. However I firmly believe that the Lord always loves us, and He knows our sufferings. I do not know your situation, so I cannot add much.
I can only say that when I am sad I usually find consolation in prayer; sometimes this consolation is greater and sometimes smaller; it depends much on my inner disposition.
I know that it is not always easy to pray with all our heart, but when I do that, I feel a great consolation.


Your brother in Christ,

Marco



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QUESTION: Thanks.
What do you do when there is no or very little consolation in prayer?

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Dear Andrew,

I try to pray more, simply explaining to the Lord how I feel and the reasons why I am suffering.
I think it may help also talking to a trusted friend.
Personally I find some comsolation also in listening to music.

Your brother in Christ,

Marco

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I am a catholic physicist and I am married with four children. I can give a scientific proof of the existence of the soul. I am very interested in the following issues: faith and science, rational proof of the existence of God, christianity versus other religions, the Bible, protestantism versus catholicism, miracles. Probably you will find interesting my answers to questions such as: "How can I know that God exist?", "How can I know that catholicism is the true religion?", "Why does evil exist?", "Who created evil?", "Why does Hell exist?", "Why did Jesus have to suffer on the Cross?" , "If God knows everything, why did He create those souls who go to Hell?"

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Theology, physics, biblical studies, catholic apologetics.

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I am author of several articles on the most important scientific journals, such as Physical Review B and Physical Review Letters.

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A degree in Physics and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics.

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