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Welcome to the Forum. Great question! You are not alone in your observation. If you read the book of Job, he asks the same questions. Job basically asks "where is God?" in chapter 23. In 24:1ff, he asks, "Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?" (NASB) The wicked prosper and the righteous and poor are taken advantage of. But then he concludes that, "He provides them with security, and they are supported; And His eyes are on their ways."
This apparent apathy of God toward the wicked is seen continually through scripture. In Jeremiah 12:-4 we read:
12:1 Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You;
Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You:
Why has the way of the wicked prospered?
Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?
Jer 12:2 You have planted them, they have also taken root;
They grow, they have even produced fruit.
You are near to their lips
But far from their mind.
Jer 12:3 But You know me, O LORD;
You see me;
And You examine my heart's attitude toward You.
Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter
And set them apart for a day of carnage!
Jer 12:4 How long is the land to mourn
And the vegetation of the countryside to wither?
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it,
Animals and birds have been snatched away,
Because men have said, "He will not see our latter ending."
In Ps. 37:1-2, We're comforted to know, "Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb." (NASB)
I think often, while we tend to be professing theists, we live more like we're deists- that God is uninvolved and has left us to our own demise. Yet, the God who created us and loves us also cares for us, "...casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you." (1 Pet. 5:7)
I hope this helps,
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