I realized my answer to this a few years ago when I was taking a parenting class. In that class we learned how consistency is the key. When parents change the rules all the time, the kids get messed up. If we agree on that point then the rest is easy to grasp. The Bible often compares the relationship between people and God as that of a child to a parent. God created a universe complete with the laws of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, etc. These remain consistent. The law of gravity does not change. Miracles are the rare moments in which these laws are changed, and I emphasize the word rare. Just as parents will change their rules in extraordinary circumstances for the sake of their children. So compare how we, for the sake of our children let them experience things like falling for example, we don't keep them from running or jumping and they cut their knee when they fall so they learn to be careful.... and at the same time experience the sheer joy of running down a hill.... The child eventually learns to be responsible. We don't change the rules, we stay consistent for their sake. So too, God gave us free will to make choices, and within those choices we experience natural consequences. If God swooped in and changed the rules all the time, then how could we trust His love to be constant, any more than a child who's parents are not consistent, can trust their parent to love them and have their best interest at heart. Because we have polluted our world, chosen to hoard money and resources rather than use it to be sure all people have food and shelter, and crave violence in our entertainment etc.... the natural consequences are poverty, screwed up weather patterns, calamity. But just as a kind loving parents are there to band-aide our children's knees when they fall and feel for them when they are sad, God is there for us. His love and willingness to pick us up when we seek His love is constant as the laws of the universe.... Think on that for a while, it will make sense.