You have every right to ask because you have prayed.
Please do not give up praying.
Please note: I could write a book on this question. A large book.
Daniel I think, is the only one in the Bible (the Lions den Daniel) of whom it is written “you who are highly esteemed by God.” This is 3,000 years ago.
Daniel was in trouble and sent up a prayer to God. When The Archangel Michael did arrive 21 days later, said that: “the Prince of Persia withstood me 21 days.”
That was God’s enemy delaying God’s work as best he could. That’s a Biblical story (Daniel chapter 10).
Same today! Serious adult Christians know that life is not ‘all honey and no bees’. Christians who pray know this battle is continuous.
Please be assured, God heard your prayer. It did not go unnoticed.
God’s way is not instant flash of lightening with results we wanted. It is sometimes instant. My dentist was doing a root canal and having trouble cleaning out the last of two or three. I know her well and she really cares for me.
She was quietly saying, “Oh, Mr Harris, this is hard,” about three times. I knew she had been trying for several minutes and could not get the last one. With my mouth wide open and full of dentists tools I sent up a silent prayer.
Two seconds later a very relieved dentist said: (sigh) “Oh, there it is – that is good.” All done-and the tooth is still very good.
I know not what you pray for, it may be for things God knows will not be good for you. A lot of prayers went up on the sinking Titanic. God answered many. He was there. I am currently reading, Titanic, A survivors story by Colonel Archibald Gracie.
He was a Christian and has written a true story of that dreadful catastrophe. He survived I would say by prayer and faith that God cared.
You may, years later know that some of your prayers were answered but not how, or maybe when you expected.
To get an insight into the way mighty men of God prayed and worked read some of the books on them and by them. i.e. John Newton (Amazing Grace) and Charles Wesley. Ask a preacher you know to select and lend a book or two to you.
Do not give up. You are still young and God loves to hear His children pray. There is much to learn and it can be hard work.