Has God Been Good To You This year(2008)?

Lord Shiva"The Greatest" - He Is one of the most Almighty Powers in Hinduism And He Is the Best Of God's In The World And He Is The Father Of Lord Vinayaga,Muruga And Ayyappa..
India
December 25, 2008 7:02pm CST
Has God been really good to you in the year 2008? Well i think there would been some ups and downs in life every year but then God would have given you some oppourtunites for you to go up in life evry year but then for some it must have been a sorry factor and i think that i'm one of them,even thought i'm a big follower of God.God has let me down this year things that i thought should not happen has happened this year and i was just able to sit and watch these things and i was not able to do anything else and other that i really wanted something which i was God for so many years but he declined it this year also and i think he would never ever give me that but i had some Up's also.I got a brand New Playstation@ which i least expected that was one thing God gave me without anything and the others have been really a let down by God..It Really has been so worse for me and i hope God forgives all my sin and takes me to the next year with out much problems.
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@biggerb (2028)
• India
26 Dec 08
For many of us 'life is not a bed of roses'.There are ups and downs."When God closes all doors, He opens a window.Often we spend so much energy banging on closed doors that we forget to feel and enjoy the breeze coming through the open windows'.The year 2008 made me realize this and I enjoyed the breeze through the window.I am truly thankful to God for all that has happened during this year.Yes he has been good to me this year as I feel he knows best what I need or what I don't need I just accept God's verdict and go along with life.I whole heartedly accept what life gives me.Hoping for a brighter and more peaceful and happier year ahead.Wishing you all the very best in the coming year.
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• India
26 Dec 08
Thats very nice of you to give me a good explanation so that my silly brain would work and i will try and follow your words..
• United States
26 Dec 08
I suppose that I understand your reasoning for feeling let down, but I don't see how you can pin your problems and let downs, on God. We all have bad times, some worse than others... The last few years my life has been awful to say the least... Did God let me down? no, of course not.. He gave me a chance to see what others in the past or in the future have suffered and I grew through it.. and one day I might be able to look at a friend, who has lost someone that meant the world to them.. or someone who has spent days crying or in pain.. and honestly say "I know how you feel". God isn't a genie that grants wishes and goes on his merry way.. he is a parent.. and as any parent I will tell you, NO child gets everything they ask for, not because you are mean and hateful, but because a child must LEARN sometimes by trial and error, failures, and to endure some rough times.. in order to grow. As a mom, I can tell you, the hardest thing I've ever had to do was to let go and let my child take their first step, KNOWING that it could end in a terrible fall.. but if I didn't let go, what will my child profit? nothing. Sometimes God lets us go and allows us to use our free will to roam about and grow.. KNOWING that we can fall terribly. This he does in love, for his child. Before you feel that you are totally without any blessings.. answer this.. Did you wake up this morning? then thank God Did you eat? then thank God Did you have sleep in a home with electricity and running water? then thank God We tend to over look so many blessings when we are focused on what we don't have. I wish you a wonderful upcoming year :)
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• India
26 Dec 08
I know all those things but i have been through the bad times for quite a few years and i crossed them just before two years and now again i have started to fall misrebly and what i can i do about that than just sit and watch..i dont feel very good about whats happening around me and its sort of bad and i feel that God has really let me fall down..i know that God is like parents to us and went i fell down the first time i knew that God was testing my abilities but now i'm sure i can handle things but again he's testing me and i'm bearing this time also and i need God to help me to sort out my life..How can he let me down? why me? I do pray when i get up in the morning and go to bed in the night...
• United States
26 Dec 08
You may never know the reason for your trials, but there is a reason for everything that happens to us... always. Don't give up on God, He honestly wouldn't give up on you..
• India
26 Dec 08
Ok I understand your thoughts and i would never give up on my thoughts about God and i will always do my work and i expect God to do the rest..
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
26 Dec 08
Yes, God has really been good to me this year in so many ways that I don't think I can put them all down in writing here! But I'll share my three top things to give thanks to God for 2008: (1) First thing to thank God for is that He helped me to pass my supplementary exam paper in university during mid-year. After I failed the main exam paper, I was questioning why something like that would happen to me. I could sense the disappointment I have caused to the people around me who have put so much trust, encouragement and motivation into me, especially my parents. So when I was granted a supplementary assessment, I prayed to God that He would let His will be done. And He answered that prayer. (2) I graduated from university this year; in fact just a couple of weeks ago! Thank God for that! I can just vividly recall the sleepless nights I had just waiting for my final semester results that would determine whether I would graduate or otherwise. Everyone around me were telling me that I would be fine, but I guess things that are uncertain do make us worry....and I also thank God that my results enabled me and my parents to enjoy our year-end holidays instead of sulking all over it! (3) I was tasked to be the transport officer for a national camp this year, and I had totally no experience in it at all. Even when I decided to take up the task, I put my full trust and faith in God that He will pull me through by His grace for His glory. And it turned out that things went even smoother than I could have imagined. Another perfect example of how God works according to His will and not ours.....we can only plan so much, but when His Hands work, WOW! So, with these things to thank and praise God for this year (2008), I am definitely looking forward to next year because I know there is just so much more blessings that God is ready to pour out onto us when we surrender ourselves to Him. All glory to God!
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• India
26 Dec 08
Thats great that you really had a very good year but thats not the same case for me as i failed miserably in my second year semester exam..that too in one subject and in wriiten i have passed and i had failed in internal assesment and then i got suspension for three days which could have been avoided and i was really fed up and none in my class speak with me well and i'm really isolated..i suppose that these should have happened but God let it happen and i'm really fed up..many other things also happened which made me fed up this year..
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• Australia
26 Dec 08
Aww, that's pretty unfortunate and sad to hear, but I just want to encourage you that everything happens for a reason. You might not be seeing the big picture now, but rest assure that God knows the bigger picture and the plan He has for your life. Take me for an example, I can recall when I first got my "fail" result I was questioning God why was this happening to me and I really did get fed up with all that was happening as well. But as I took my supplementary paper and passed it, I realized that God put me through this to discipline me and to build me up for future rough circumstances. I know when bad things happen around us, we tend to concentrate on them and that pulls us down; but if we just look at the blessings that God has already bestowed upon us, I can assure you your perspective of things will begin to change. Well, cheer up and don't be upset for too long....the new year's just beginning!
@aakay4u (799)
• India
26 Dec 08
God is always good there is no question of him being bad to us.Yes we may have some bad times but that doesnt mean that God is bad.He is just making us more stronger.And remember when problems comes,it depends on the strenghth of our shoulders.
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• India
26 Dec 08
Ya i know that everyone has a bad patch in their life but my life has fully been of the bad patches only and 2008 has really been very bad and i believe that it should stop over there and nothing bad should happen in the year 2009.i just need God to help me in the forthcoming years so that i will be able to achieve thingsin life and moreover i will be a little calm..
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• India
26 Dec 08
well bala,this year 2008 was not so good for, me most of the time i spent this year only by weeping tears.things that i expected dint go on well this year. i would definetly not need a bad year like this.off couse when you take a year you would surely have ups and downs,mentally i consider this as a bad year,but this year marks as a great history in my life cos i gave birth to a cute little baby girl.so lets all expect a great year 2009 ahead. wishing you a happy and prosperous new year.
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@ahmadia (117)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 08
yea so far this year. but thats the combination of good deed and praying. even though i hope he gives me more good things and happenings then of 2008 (insha lla). i'm always optomistic when it comes to god.
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• India
26 Dec 08
I think we cannot blame god for ou failures because in some or the other way we were given hint that coming periods of time is will not be good but well human being will not thing of it he will think of getting more and more which leads to a great problem. for instance i give you my own example, i bought around 5 lakhs and invested in shares bringing on intersted to make good amount in a short period, when i was taking such huge amount many times my friend told me not to take such big amount but i did not care of his words and took, the financer too said that it will be a burden paying back such huge amount but i said not at all problem to pay back and took the amount, when i invested the amount in shares that time also reading the daily news i got a doubt that i may come in trouble but i went on my own word to make a huge profit and finally as markets slipped back very badly i lost the whole amount and now facing trouble in paying back the amount, now life has come in such a presure that i am not able to understand any thing how to repay the amount but as i took the amount my duty is to repay that amout, As i lost amount i cannot cheat the person who gave me so just in search of some source from which i could earn amount and slowly pay back the amount that i borrowed and again come to a stable position. well i cannot blame god for my failure its my self mistake. because blaming some one will not make solutions better
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Everything happened has a purposed but not to let us down or feel the pain, God let things happened for He has a reasons.We all face trials in our lives. We may not can understand it by now. Need not to worry about your life,look at the birds in the sky, they don't plant or harvest, they don't even store grain in barns. But God in heaven takes care of them. Aren't you worth more than birds? Just keep your faith, Jesus taught that wisdom comes by building one's house on a firm foundation. A wise person builds his life on rock, rather than on sand. When troubles come, our house will stand if its built on the foundation of God. Happy my lotting!
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@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Can't say this year was that special even though I had some positive changes in my personal life. I'm not very religious,I believe there is God there somewhere but most times it' s us who build our lives. I was born healthy and with no limbs missing,I'm OK unless something supernatural happens. If any opportunities were missed,it is I who missed them. Could've been worse so thank you God and Superior Spirit of Cosmos:)
• India
29 Dec 08
well thats not bad from your part and i hope that most of you had a very great year and hope that your enjoyements and happiness continues to the year 2009 also and wishing you a very happy new year and thanks for your great comments..
• United States
29 Dec 08
Thanks,same to you!
@santuccie (3374)
• United States
28 Dec 08
Sometimes I feel let down by God, then find out later that He had something better in mind. Keep the faith!
• India
28 Dec 08
Yeah thats right sometimes we feel let down by God even though he does only does good to us always but sometimes wen he does that he gives us a lot of pain in that and we are not able to feel the pain...
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I can say God has been good to me this year, I am out of a job but I have a roof over my head and I am not hungry so yes God has been good to me my life could have been worse. I have some medical problems still my health is good. I am now facing the year 2009 without a job and I praying that things work out good for the following year I am naming it and claiming it.
• India
27 Dec 08
Oh i see even though you have a lot of problems around you,you dont seem to take things to your head and thats good and i think that would help you a lot and i sincerely would pray to God to not give you any problems in the year 2009..
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
27 Dec 08
God has been good to me all the time, Little prayer requests had been granted, I got a PC, I got so many online friends, I felt my sickness were healed. I was able to return to my job, am living with a happy family, I recieved financial blessings, I won a hundred dollars in an activity contest, I earned little commissions that help although there siappointments too, but God has been good to me this year...
• India
27 Dec 08
Thats great that many are very happy this year with the help of God and i'm also really happy because even though God has made me unhappy this year the majority who have replied to this are happy and i pray that all your happiness continues to the forthcoming years..
@hbailla (32)
• Morocco
26 Dec 08
peace be upon you we can't judge allah (God) almighty , or to test his acts because he is only who know your good and has created you from nothings , this is god in islam
• India
27 Dec 08
Wow that is really great but the thing why did he create me to have a horrible life like this and i suppose that i should not have born itself..I know that he would only do good but things have shaped in such a way that i really feel the pressure of life on me..
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
yeah defitely. GOd has been good to me. hopefully God will bless me more this coming year. i only expect good things from God. cause i don't know how to get things that i really wanted in life with out Him. cause basically many times i really don't know what i really wanted for myself. i just trust Him that He knows what i really wanted in life.
• India
26 Dec 08
Hmmm..Thats good that God has been good to many people in this world but i dont know why God gave me this year as it turned out to be a worst one for me...anyway enjoy the year end as it comes to an end..
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
hello balacancer, Everybody is expecting that year 2008 is a good year for everyone. But, it seems to me that we're all facing a lot of problems and trials. The problem worldwide are so alarming especially when a lot of people will be layed off because of global crisis. But all of these problem worlwide were all done by some of our leaders if not all. And because of this, everybody is a survivor. Despite of these lots of trials and problems that we are all facing, I'm still thankful to HIM because we are still alive. Our family is still intact. This is the time, to help one another to survive. We must fight together and most of all never give up our faith and hope to HIM. Sometimes, we are blaming HIM but most of the time, it's our fault why it happened negatively. We must stay strong and move on.
• India
26 Dec 08
My problems from before itself,it didnt start after the economic downfall it started right from march and i was really fed up of this year and i think that this year(2008) has left a black mark over my heart and o really cant forget this year since this year has been the worst i've ever face and i'm really not able to recover from that..
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• Philippines
26 Dec 08
well they say god is good all the times. this year ive experienced a lot of things. and most of them are very unforgettable and very hard trials. all i can say is that i should gave thanks to the lord eventhough this is year is like a nightmare to me cause still im alive and i need to face my life with him. maybe the god is just really love me for giving this kind of trials in life.
• India
26 Dec 08
thanks for encouraging me....:)
@YOULANLIU (312)
• China
26 Dec 08
The year 2008 has nearly pasted,I believe that God is fair to everybody.The year 2008 has became the history,I couldn't be good at everything and the setbacks were inevitable.On the whole,I think I had got what I need in this year,so I'm hopeful about the coming year 2009,hope everybody can overcome the difficulties and realise the future dream.
• India
29 Dec 08
Hmmm..you have told the overall picture and the outer picture of your life..hope that yor life was good in the year 2008 and i wish it continues as the same in the year 2009 also..
• United States
26 Dec 08
God has blessed me with multiple things like a healthy family and has kept me relatively healthy. Of course, I broke my ribs this year but I healed fast and I am back to wrestling. God has also blessed me with the greatest gift of all! True and real friends. I guess true and real mean the same thing but man, I love all of my friends and it's truly a blessing that I've found them. I've made a lot of new friends in 2008. The best of friends.
@manixxx (116)
• Japan
26 Dec 08
YES! HE IS REALLY GOOD! and i attest to that. He gave me so many blessings that i can't even count them. the biggest thing i guess is that i was able to work in japan and i really really never expected it to happen this year. i didn't ask for it also. He just simply gave it to me, the opportunity, and i mmediately grab it, and i know that it comes from Him, because during that time, i was depressed. but He is good, and He gave me this blessing! THANK YOU LORD!
• India
26 Dec 08
During the start of the year it was really good and excellent. This happiness came along with me till march. After march during mid of the year I faced a lot of problems which I was able to manage to some extent. But during late end of the year I was exposed to the problem's core. Life was full of disappointment. Over all this was not a good year. Hope for the best in next coming years. God only knows about it.