Can we expect help from god? What exactly can we expect because I see some people praying but not all their prayers are getting fulfilled therefore I conclude god doesn't work like that, I see people dying of hunger praying for food but they dont get any food therefore I conclude god doesnt work like that, how exactly does god work and why should I believe you? And when can we expect help from god?
in order to get help from god one must first become eligible to get help from god. the pandavas were in the path of dharma but they suffered while kauravas were enjoying in palace. in mahabharata, when uddavji asked lord krishna why he does not helped yudhisthira to win the gambling match ,lord answered that yudhisthira instead of depending on him as saviour he depended on himself for the match. he had faith on his talent not on god. just like duryodhana asked shakuni to throw the dice if lord yudhisthira would have asked lord krishna to throw dice on his behalf could duryodhana win? on the other hand when dushasana was stripping mother draupadi and mother draupadi was asking to god for help by holding his saree in one hand ,god did not came to help him. when she lost all her hopes and raised her two hands and completely depended on god for the survival of her honour,then god came to help him. there is a story that one day lord krishna was served food by mother rukmini in his palace at dwarika. then a devotee in a jungle was attacked by a dog. the devotee immediately cried for help to lord krishna. lord krishna immediately got up from his seat and was coming to save him. after sometime lord krishna went back to his palace. when mother rukmini asked lord krishna why he returned without saving his devotee ,lord said that his devotee instead of believing in god's mercy himself started throwing stones to that dog for his protection. so he returned. in gita chapter 18 verse 66 god said to abandon all religions and to surrender completely at his feet. then he will save his devotee.
In the dualistic interpretation of Hinduism, god or Ishvara is regarded as an entity who is regarded as the basis of the whole existence of everything, who is the source of all true knowledge and creator, sustainer, and destroyer of everything in the universe.
Praying (or devotion or bhakti) to the Ishvara sheds the light of knowledge to the devotee and gets him the knowledge with whom he becomes liberated from the material world, misery, birth and attains the abode of the Ishvara.
In non-dualistic intrepretation of Hinduism, god or brahman is regarded as own consciousness of the individial. The realization of true self (or God) is what gives him elightment (jivanmukta or knowledge of liberation), with whom he gets liberated from laws of karma and physicality and attains Nirvana.
In this intrepretation, laws of karma are self evident and no additional ishvara is required to enforce them.
What exactly can we expect because I see some people praying but not all their prayers are getting fulfilled therefore I conclude god doesn't work like that, I see people dying of hunger praying for food but they dont get any food therefore I conclude god doesnt work like that, how exactly does god work and why should I believe you?
Ishvara is one who is supposed to liberate you from all your miseries. He's supposed to take you beyond all the hunger, death, and misery. He's the most powerful being who can shed light of knowledge so that one can become free from all misery. Life or death, hunger or fullness, warm or cold, etc like dualities are all attributes of maya. Maya is an illusion that takes you away from Ishvara. Those who pray and are steadfast in devotion to the Ishvara, get free from all Maya.
Meanwhile, there are celestial gods or demigods who can manifest wishes and are very fast in manifestation of their devotees. They are themselves part of the Maya, but despite their immediate response to their devotees with the required manifestations, they don't remove miseries. Miseries are consequences of ignorance and we pray to god (or Ishvara) to move ourselves away from ignorance and take us towards knowledge, hence liberate us from all suffering all at once at their abode.