Don’t blame Him
Most of the world’s misery is self-inflicted or comes from humans hurting each other. But G^d created us, knows our (limited) potential, and still gave the steering wheel into our hands. Clearly, He’s responsible for all the havoc we wreck, no? The buck needs to stop somewhere.
It’s like giving the car keys to a child and when the car crashes, playing innocent (how was I supposed to know?) or blaming the child. Or to give a switchblade to a baby. Don’t worry, he’ll learn. The police will not remove the blade but the baby. Simply put, He knew what mess we’d make.
G^d foreknows every wrong move we could make. How not hold Him responsible? Yes, He told us what to do. He made us decent. But He also created the Evil Inclination for us. He knows how hard it is for us to do the right thing. And often impossible. How could anyone blame (or praise) us?
We know that G^d Himself also keeps the Commandments. The Torah’s ways are pleasant. Making G^d look bad is a terrible sin. Saving a life goes almost before any Commandment. How can He stand by idly?
G^d should send the Redeemer NOW. Or better, before the Holocaust.
Yes, We Can Improve
A possible answer is that He doesn’t save us heads-on because apparently, He still believes in us. Rabbijn Shlomo Carlebach explains that Noach’s big mistake was that he didn’t believe in people. He reproached his generation but did it without any trust in them. More than we need to teach our kids to believe in G^d, we need to teach them that G^d believes in them.
Reb Shlomo also said often: You never know. He meant: Don’t have low expectations of people. He explained: Someone could be too stingy to give 5 cents to charity and the next day give his life for defending others.
Many Monotheistic Faiths make G^d much too large. As if He alone can save us. How about each other? Just relying on Him has hardly worked.
If G^d (still) believes in us, maybe it’s high time that we believe in us too. Not in the Atheistic way. That also hardly worked. But that we are capable of cooperating with G^d to repair and perfect ourselves and the world.
Having no trust in or hope for people leads both to blaming G^d (we really can’t?) and to only relying on G^d (and not His children). Well, like it or not, G^d disagrees, apparently. If you’re really a Monotheist, you must be or become an activist. The human situation is dire. But, in us G^d trusts.