Tears, crocodile tears even.. we shed em at times.. but they alone aren't the reason for answers comin' down to us.
And God doesn't necessarily move in your life when you just struggle though He can empathize and does deeply care about you. Sure He does. Listen, He answers and moves when you pray believing. : )
Hey, I didn't write the rules.
Jesus told us in the Bible that His real sheep hear His voice and follow Him. We are called to obey Him first and foremost.