The law of cause and effect always works. When anything goes wrong with you or with the world, your are or humanity in general is responsible, not God. …Gods doing Gods part is what Creation or the outworking of cosmic law means. Therefore, instead of asking God to fulfill Gods part, attain knowledge of cosmic law so that you can harmoniously work with God to fulfill your desire. Anything that is wrong with you is of your own making; therefore, gain knowledge of the cause and of cosmic law.
People who ask God for fulfillment of their desires forget that material things are created only through two-way action. Material things are not created by rubbing an Aladdin lamp or through wishful thinking. They are created through balanced action and reaction.
(Walter and Lao Russell, Home Study Course in Cosmic Consciousness, Unit 7, Lesson 28)