do you still believe God when you can't believe what just happened?

Philippines
April 23, 2008 11:13pm CST
when something really awful occurs, will you still believe God? where will you put the blame? Will your faith diminish or will your faith goes deeper?
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@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
24 Apr 08
bible - holy bible
for me when something awful happens,it just made me more closer to God because i just think of what has happened to Job,when God gave the devil permission to test Job's faith in God.and i would only think that this is just part of God test for my faith in him to make me stronger for the coming time.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
25 Apr 08
well i guess being close to God can really make a difference...unlike in my old, would probably be so desperate to solve my problem no matter what it takes...others would think that its absurd to be relax in every trial that comes to you,but if you know God is always with you,you wont be bothered with any obstructions ahead.just keep on praying and God will guide you to the right way....
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
24 Apr 08
when something happens thats bad. i still believe in God. i don't put the blame on anyone. i just ask God for his divine protection. my faith grows.
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
really faith must grow. in bad times, even what happened have shaken your life, it is very important to maintain your belief and faith in God.
• Canada
24 Apr 08
I know its not good to have your faith diminish when you something awful happens. For me i find that when something awful happens, i get in the the mood like WHYD THIS HAPPEN TO ME? So yes my faith does diminish, however i also believe that once i get over the initial shock that my faith comes back, and back stronger then it was before!
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
as an initial reaction to an awful situation, it is just but human to ask "why". but later, as you ponder on, you may come into realization and have more faith on HIM. and I agree that it can make you stronger.
@pal7604 (98)
• Sweden
18 Apr 09
When things go wrong in your life that is when you need your faith most. Blame is not an issue circumstances in our lives happens for a reason, good or bad. God gave his ONLY SON because HE DEARLY LOVES US! That is when the strength of your faith comes in. Pray to the Holy Spirit for WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, COUNSEL, FORTITUDE, KNOWLEDGE, PIETY AND FEAR OF GOD (With the gift of wonder and awe (fear of the lord), we are aware of the glory and majesty of God.) DO NOT BE AFRAID, I AM ALWAYS WITH YOU, says the LORD.
• Malaysia
25 Apr 08
Anyone would automatically blame GOD whenever bad things happen, it's a spontaneous reaction. But I believe what HE might have done had a purpose to it. I accept that and my faith towards him will go deeper. As I was brought up to believe, through bad or good, it has to be through HIM.
@farmaz (112)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 08
I still do.No matter what or how awful it could be.There's a story where I would like to share:A man and God were walking along the beach.Man asked,"Where were you when I had difficulties with my life all in all?"God answered "look down behind you".There were only 1 set of footsteps.Man was confused and asked how come this could happened while 2 of us are walking on this sandy beach.That's when God answered,"Child,the days you were facing difficulties and son on,it was me who was carrying you along the journey so that you wouldn't fall."Another story would be about the man who makes vases(i forgot what they are called).The man will put the vases in an oven so that they become hard and strong.That's what God does with us,he tests us with problem so that we come up strong and do not give up hope.If you have come across this faith called the Baha'i faith.There's a saying:-Pray for tests so that you may be strong or something,I am not so familiar with the words.But,he is always with you.Trust him and you shall be blessed.