Our hope is in God who is sovereign overall and can change the heart of anyone to be obedient to his word and to fullfill his redemptive purposes. If he can do this with King Cyrus, he can do this with anyone.
The more sufferings we have, sapat na excuse ba yun for us to spend less time in the Word and prayer, para mabawasan ang commitment natin sa Panginoon? No, hangga't nadaragdagan pa nga ang mga sufferings natin, nadaragdagan din ang reasons na meron tayo - the more we need God, the more we need to pray, the more we need to listen to his Word.
We have a lot of resources, giving you a lot of opportunities to be engaged with the Word everyday. Ang tanong sa 'yo personally ay ito: What are you going to do about it? Magpapatuloy ka ba to make lame excuses na paulit-ulit mo namang sinasabi just to ease your guilt of not reading the Bible and praying enough?