Do you think that those who suffered didn’t know they were in a spiritual fight? There is always a spiritual battle going on. Especially when we attempt things for God.
Do you think that at some point they thought about giving up? Recanting, or denying or surrendering? Since God isn’t delivering us, then we might as well just give up and move on.
Do you think they were disappointed in God?
But they didn’t give up or recant or surrender. They kept on fighting the battle. Why? Because they knew it wasn’t the outcome that mattered, it was how they stood in the face of the battle.
If we realize that we are in a spiritual battle, and that God is responsible for the outcome we are responsible for battling in faith and obedience.
We stand in faith and obedience regardless of the outcome.
Disappointment, if we let it, will lead us to wanting to quit.
Since God isn’t answering my prayer or preventing my suffering, then I should just quit. You are choosing the outcome and not standing in faith. You’re not doing battle for God’s kingdom.