Why sometimes graph of devotion to God Shri Krishna vs material gains is not straight?
Some people complain to God Shri Krishna that despite their devotion to him, they are not getting materially elevated. After getting frustrating from material losses they slow down the pace of devotion to God Shri Krishna or stop the worship of God.Image source: Myself
Let's take an example of a classroom. A classroom has 40 students. Whenever the teacher asks a question then brilliant ones or students sitting on front seats raises their hand more often to answer the question. Next time onwards, teacher usually ask these students to answer the question because he has seen their devotion to studies.Image source: Myself
Similarly, devotee is more dear to God Shri Krishna although he is not partial to anybody and he has full focus on his devotees and he provide them intelligence sitting in their heart as a super soul with which they can come to him. Some devotee has bad karma accumulated over many births and which is an impediment to their material growth and prosperity in this birth. God give them preference like best students by helping them suffer with low intensity to clear bad karma accumulated otherwise they are eligible to suffer more for their bad karma. God by his mercy first made them suffer to clear bad karma as you can not attain God with heavy load of bad Karma. If you are suffering despite your devotional service then you should come on the conclusion that you have a heavy load of bad karma which has accumulated over many births and God Shri Krishna is offloading bad karma from your bag and making it light for you to get his benediction and blessing.Image source: myself
Obeisances to my spiritual master and God Shri Krishna.